A 16-year-old man has been arrested in Niger state, for allegedly killing his girlfriend for having an affair with his elder brother.

The suspect, Idrisu Muhammadu of Evutagi village in the Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State was arrested for allegedly killing one Fatima Isah of the same address.

Northern City News gathered on Tuesday indicated that Muhammadu had previously threatened to kill his victim if she did not marry him.

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It was learnt that the father of the deceased reported that the threat to the police about three years back.

The suspect disclosed that he and his elder brother had been contending for Fatimah’s love. He said;

“I told my brother to leave Fatimah for me because I intended to marry her, but he would not listen to me and he kept on seeing her until one day, I lost my temper and killed her.

“Look at what it has led to; I am now a murderer. I am going to spend my entire life in jail from the age of 16; it is unfortunate. ”

The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed that he murdered his victim with a cutlass, adding that he had previously threatened to kill the lady if she did not stop visiting his brother.

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The police spokesperson added that the suspect would be arraigned in court after investigation.

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