Facts have emerged on how Aisha Isa Fagge, a newly-wedded bride was killed just twelve days after her wedding.
The Kano bride was found brutally murdered by unknown person(s) in August 2015 and there were no traces as to who could have perpetrated the dastardly act.
But, five months down the line, facts have started building up on the possibility of her husband being involved in the untimely death of the bride which incident occurred in Sharada Ja’en Quarters, Kano.
Aisha Fagge was killed just twelve days after her wedding. Photo: Daily Trust
According to Daily Trust, Alhaji Nura Muhammad, the deceased’s husband told police that he found her lifeless body in the sitting room, with both of her hands tied with a rope.
In his explanation, Muhammad confirmed that he had spoken with her on the phone at about 10.00am that day and all was well but became worried when he got home and did not get a response to the knocks on the door.
He said: “A neighbour, Rabi’u Abdulkadir, joined me and we broke down the door, and entered the house to find Aisha dead.”
Contrary to police reports that she was raped, a family source revealed that the women who performed the cleansing ritual on the late bride’s corpse, confirmed that there were no signs of rape, insisting that she was used for ritual.
The source said: “She was found fully-clothed with no sign of struggle or assault. Only her husband, Nura, can shed true light, as he was the first person on the murder scene.”
According to Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Musa Majia, “Late Aisha was found dead, naked with her two hands tied with a rope, suggesting that she was raped before killed.
“Police had during investigation discovered some bloodstains and semen on Abdulzahir Muhammad Saminu, one of the two suspects arrested. Saminu is the groom’s friend, while the other suspect is Rabi’u Abdulkadir, a neighbor.”
But when the case came up last Monday for continuation, Alhaji Muhammad, the deceased’s husband had been arrested on the premises of the court as requested by the prosecution counsel Barrister Lamido Abba Soron-Dinki.
The PPRO informed afterwards that, “We have strong evidence that Nura had a hand in the murder of late Aisha,” adding that he is being interrogated at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command.
While being taken to a vehicle parked at the premises of the court, Muhammad reportedly told journalists that, “Even if one of the two accused persons is my friend does not mean I am party to the murder of my late wife. Why on earth would I kill my own wife?”
The late bride’s father, Alhaji Isa Fagge, while commenting on the sad incident, told Daily Trust although he was shocked with the turn of things, he has left everything to God.
“I’ve left everything to God. I have lost her and she will never come back again,” he said, adding that since the police have taken over the case, he hopes justice will prevail.