One Ringim Ismail, a 300-level student of the Jigawa State College of Islamic and Legal Studies, has been arrested by security operatives over the murder of his girlfriend, Salamatu Garba.
According to the reports, the 22-year-old student reportedly slit his girlfriend’s throat for refusing to terminate the pregnancy she had for him.
Premium Times reports that Ismail and the deceased 22-year-old had been dating for over eight years with hopes of getting married.
He disclosed that they had attempted to abort the pregnancy at three months but after the attempt failed, Salamatu refused to undergo the process for the second time two months later.
During his confession, the suspect said that he decided to kill Salamatu for her refusal.
At about 9 pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018, Ismail took Salamatu on a motorcycle to the outskirts of town and used a jackknife to slit her throat.