Tragedy struck in Bauchi on Friday when a jealous lover simply identified as Solomon stabbed and killed his girlfriend, Patience Zakkari, for answering another man’s phone call.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred around 1.30 am in the house of the deceased in the Bauchi metropolis.
Narrating how it happened, a source who pleaded anonymity, said the deceased narrated the incident to him before she gave up the ghost.
He explained that the deceased and her boyfriend had a heated argument when the deceased received a phone call from a male friend in the middle of the night.
“She said she received a phone call from a platonic male friend and her boyfriend got jealous, and as she tried to explain to him, he pounced on her and started hitting her,” the source said.
“She took a bottle, hit him on the head in self-defence, and the man picked up a knife in response and stabbed her at the back.”
The source said Patience Zakkari lost a lot of blood and was rushed to a clinic at dawn where she was treated and brought back home in the evening.
“Unfortunately, when I left the place, I heard that the wound degenerated and she was rushed to a hospital where she eventually gave up,” the source said
The suspect reportedly took to his heels after the allegedly act.
Police spokesman, Kamal Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
He said the police were on the trail of the suspect and would soon apprehend him.