A 16-year-old girl identified as Emani Kure, has been arrested the police in Abuja for reportedly killing her 40-year-old father, Kusha Kure, who was not in support of her marriage to her 24-year-old married boyfriend, Nasiru Musa, who she has reportedly been dating for 2 years.
The incident which occurred at their home in Karavan village, Bwari Area Council of the Abuja FCT on March 11th, after Kusha withheld his support for their union when Musa expressed the desire to marry her.
Confessing to killing her father, the girl said;
“I killed my father because he did not allow me marry my boyfriend, Nasiru Musa. We have been dating for two years. My dad has beaten me several times, to stop me from marrying Nasiru. Around 3.00am on March 11, my mother told me while we were sleeping outside, to go into my father’s room where he was sleeping. She said that I should take his cutlass and kill him. I ran to where my father always keeps his cutlass and went to his room. I cut him on the neck with the cutlass while my mother held his leg. After killing him, I ran away to the house of my friend, Regina. The incident was reported to the police at Bwari Police Division. Nasiru did not know that I wanted to kill my father. He was shocked when he heard that I killed my father.”
Musa on the other hand, denied knowledge of Emani’s plans to kill her father;
“I wanted to marry Emani Kure as my second wife. I already have a wife and we have one child. I have known Emani for two years. Her father did not agree to my marrying her. I didn’t know that Emani was planning to kill her father. I was not aware. I was shocked when I heard that Emani killed her father. I went on condolence visit to the family and even assisted in searching for her, before she was arrested. Emani confessed to the police that she killed her father and even said that it was her mother who instructed her to kill the father. I was shocked that the mother accused me of killing the husband. I didn’t have a plan to kill her husband” he said
Sun reported that the 35-year-old wife of the decased, Asabe, who reportedly conspired with Emani to carry out the wicked act, denied any involvement.
”My late husband and I did not support my daughter, Emani to marry Nasiru Musa, her boyfirend. She refused to listen to us. My husband was sleeping in the room. My little baby started crying and I woke up to breastfeed her. Suddenly I heard a noise from my husband’s room. I called my father in-law. He and other people rushed to our house and saw my husband in a pool of blood. My daughter was not around. She ran away. I started to suspect her and Nasiru Musa as being responsible for my husband’s death. We went to the Bwari Police Division to report that my husband was killed in his room. I told the police that I suspected my daughter and her boyfriend. Later the police arrested Nasiru and my daughter. She confessed to the crime but claimed that I gave her instruction to kill my husband. I was not involved in killing my husband.” she said
The trio are currently in police custody, while the cutlass used to kill the deceased has been retrieved.