Teenage girl stabs elder brother to death at Kano wedding ceremony

A young woman, Mariya Sulaiman, has been arrested by the police in Kano for allegedly stabbing to death her 30-year-old elder brother. It was gathered that Mariya, 19, and the deceased, Sani Sulaiman, had a disagreement over a party organised to celebrate the wedding of their sister on Saturday in Badawa Quarters, Nassarawa local government, Kano State.

Confirming the incident, spokesman of the police in the state, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, said the deceased was taken to Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital where he confirmed dead.
The suspect was said to have been arrested at the scene of the incident and was still under police custody.

DSP Abdullahi said preliminary investigation had indicated that argument erupted between the deceased and his junior sister when the former ordered for the stoppage of a music being played as part of the wedding ceremony. 

He said it was during the argument that Mariya stabbed Sani with a knife on his neck, resulting to his death. The police spokesman said the police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered for full investigation of the matter. 

Daily Trust gathered that father of the deceased, Alhaji Sule Ustaz and his wife were said to have fainted when the news of the death of their son was broken to them. A witness, who pleaded for anonymity, told Daily Trust that the parents were subsequently rushed to a hospital for medical attention.

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