Kano High Court on Friday heard a statement written by the Chinese Frank Geng-Quangrong, who is suspected to have killed a resident of Kano Ummukulsum Sani.
At the resumption of the hearing before Justice Sanusi Ado Ma’aji, Mr Quangrong confessed to having inflicted a deep cut on Sani’s shoulder after he was provoked with a physical attack on him.
In the statement deposited to the police, Quangrong who denied any calculated intention to kill Sani said that he was forced to respond in retaliation of physical assault from the late Sani and her entire family.
The statement was read by Inspector Ijuptil Mbambu, a detective of the state criminal investigation department (CID) before the court.
In a statement, Quangrong claimed he deposited N80 million into Sani’s account to establish a business, build house and other necessities.
According to the Chinese, Sani eloped with another man in March 2022 to Abuja. He said two months later Sani returned to Kano and lured him back into the relationship.
“I was left in the rain for several hours to see Ummukulsum that night knocking on the door. The family refused to open the door. At a point, one of Ummukulsum’s siblings came to open the door but denied him entrance only to collect a dog he brought.
“I was later allowed to enter the room where Ummukulsum was sitting to discuss issues with her. The moment I enter the room, I was confronted with the entire family assaulting me and inflicted wounds and bruises on my neck and hands. It was then, I brought out my personal knife which I use for personal protection to stab Ummukulsum twice on her shoulder.
“Before that period, I had deposited N60 million to Ummukulsum’s GTBank account for investment, N8 million for her education at Sokoto, N4 million to buy house and another N18 million for business. But when I visited Ummukulsum I realised there was no business and no car,” his statement read.
Justice Ma’aji adjourned the matter to December 19, 20 and 21, 2022 for the continuation of the hearing and defence.