24-year-old Kano woman, Hafsat Surajo, who allegedly killed her business partner, Nafiu Hafiz, was arraigned for murder and attempted suicide.

Although Hafsat, aka Chuchu, had earlier confessed to stabbing Nafiu to death, she however denied the charges when she appeared before a Chief Magistrate’s Court No. 37 located at Yankaba, Kano on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

A statement by the spokesman for Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa said her husband, Dayyabu Abdullahi and one Mallam Adamu have been charged with the offences of criminal conspiracy, concealment and giving false information.

“Members of the public should recall that on 21st December 2023, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc ordered the arrest of the suspect, Hafsat Surajo, aged 24 years, a housewife of Unguwa Uku Quarters, Kano for the allegations of being behind cause of death of one Nafi’u Hafiz, aged 38 years, ‘m’, after domestic tussle at their residence,” the PPRO stated.

“The police investigation also led to the arrest of her husband, Dayyabu Abdullahi, aged 38 years, ‘m’, and one Mallam Adamu, aged 65 years, ‘m’, all of the same address for offences ranging from attempting to conceal and giving false information to the police on the cause of the death.

“Today, 27/12/23 Hafsat Surajo being the principal suspect has been charged with the offences of Attempt to Commit Suicide and Culpable Homicide punishable with death, while her husband Dayyabu Abdullahi and Mallam Adamu been charged with the offences of Criminal Conspiracy, Concealment and Giving False Information.

“While all the suspects have given their confessions to the police on each person’s level of involvement in the crimes, they have been charged before Chief Magistrate Court No: 37 located at Yan Kaba Kano for prosecution.”