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Man Kills 14-Year-Old Girlfriend Over Pregnancy Dispute

Oladipupo Afolayan

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 27-year-old man, identified as Shafi’u Haruna, for allegedly killing his girlfriend over a dispute on the ownership of her pregnancy.

Haruna was arrested following a tip-off. The spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, said Haruna who lived in the Dorawar Natiba area of Birdigau village, in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state allegedly committed the crime in December 2019.

According to the police spokesman, Haruna tricked the 14-year-old Hamsiya Lawal of the same address to a nearby bush where he allegedly smashed her head with a stone.

She reportedly died on the spot.

SP Isah said, “The suspect smashed her head with heavy stone, killing her instantly. Investigation is ongoing.”

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