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Jigawa State High Court Sentences 29-Year-Old Man To Death For killing His 20 Years Old Pregnant Girlfriend Due To Shame Of Giving Birth Outside Wedlock

by Anita Ogona
Man bags death sentence for killing his pregnant girlfriend in order to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedlock
A 29-year-old man, Mustapha Idris,  sentenced to death by hanging by the Jigawa State High Court sitting in Ringim, for killing his pregnant girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu.
It was gathered that Mustapha, on January 12, 2020, at the outskirts of Daneji village, allegedly used a knife to cut the throat of the 20-year-old girl
The suspect had earlier confessed to the crime, stating that he did it to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedloc
According to him, “I’m ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame.”

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