Speaking to Weekly Trust, a family source said Nafisa’s mother scolded her all through the night prior to her death and threatened that there was no way they would allow her get married to the boy no matter how deeply they were in love and that prompted her to embarking upon the deadly mission. “The teenager was found lying unconscious, foaming at the mouth while the room she was lying in was filled with the pungent smell of the poisonous substance,” said the source.
Weekly Trust reliably gathered that the deceased had dated Sani for over two years before the parents insisted that she wouldn’t be allowed to marry him on the basis that he was unemployed and therefore could not cater for her if he marries her. It was further gathered that she had once disappeared with her boyfriend to an undisclosed destination were they spent days before deciding to show up. This happened when her parents openly showed their resentment for the relationship.
A source close to the boyfriend told Weekly Trust that the girl had earlier on indicated tendency of going to any length for the love of Sani. “But her parents insisted that she must stop seeing him. I can remember that when the parents introduced another suitor to her and he agreed to marry her, she and Sani disappeared. This happened five days into the just concluded Ramadan. The parents stood by their words and went ahead to halt the relationship.”
“God knows that we advised Sani to back out of the relationship considering the problems coming up but he insisted that they were deeply in love and could not simply path ways, which was very obvious but at a point, he decided to give it a trial by shunning her calls and refusing to see her. In fact, I even seized his phone so that they stop communicating while her parents kept her hostage to the extent of even stopping her from attending school, not until the worst happened,” said the source.
On Sani’s reaction to the incident, the source confirmed that he immediately went into comma after attempting to also commit suicide by stabbing himself with a knife when people around intervened. He has since then been unconscious.
“Immediately he received the news of his girlfriend’s death, he also attempted killing himself if not for our intervention. He broke a bottle and also tried using a knife but we stopped him, and from there, he went into a coma,” the source added.
When Weekly Trust visited the Yakasai residence of the deceased shortly after the burial rites were performed, the mother wouldn’t speak to the press, as she said she was still in shock.
Father of the deceased, Alhaji Ahmed Haruna only said he has accepted the tragedy as an act of God and only hope that people will help him in praying for the repose of his daughter’s soul and not concentrating on the cause of her death. “All I will say is may her soul rest in peace because as a Muslim, I believe that every soul must taste death, so I don’t see Nafisa’s death as extraordinary.”
Kano State Police Command however couldn’t confirm the story as the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Musa Majiya said he was not aware.
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