The Jigawa state High court in Rinjim has sentenced 29-year-old Mustapha Idris, pictured above, to death by hanging for killing his pregnant girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu.
Mustapha and late Nafisu, a divorcee, were live-in lovers in Daneji village. On January 12, 2020, she was found in a pool of blood. Following the police investigation, it was discovered that Mustapha slit the throat of late Nafisa, leaving her to die in the pool of her blood.
When interrogated, he initially denied the allegation but later confessed to committing the crime. Idris said he killed Ms Nafisu after she told him she was three months pregnant and that he did it to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedlock.
“I’m ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame,” he said.