A male student of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State, who allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend and buried her corpse in a shallow grave, has been arraigned in court.
The suspect, Mumuni Abubakar and two other suspected accomplices — Huzaifa Shuaibu and Rabiu Adamu — also arraigned by the Police, reportedly connived and gruesomely murdered Franca Elisha, a Diploma II student of the Department of Library Science in the same institution and buried her in a shallow grave after a failed abortion attempt.
The Adamawa State Police Command said that complaints by Franca’s parent about her whereabouts led to investigations that uncovered circumstances surrounding her disappearance, allegedly through the hands of her boyfriend.
DSP Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed that investigation so far revealed that Mumuni Abubakar was responsible for impregnating the deceased, and had employed the services of Huzaifa Shuaibu, alleged abortionist who reportedly administered lethal dose of an abortion injection that ultimately resulted in Franca’s death; while Rabiu Adamu, an alleged accomplice, reportedly assisted in burying her corpse.
According to a police FIR, “Mumuni took the deceased into his room located at students’ community behind the state university Mubi, for the clandestine abortion on August 6, 2021.
“To successfully carry out the planned abortion, the accused invited his friend and student of the College of Health and Technology, Mubi, Huzaifa Shuaibu, who administered the lethal dose of drugs and injection to induce the removal of the foetus, in Franca’s womb.”
The injection allegedly caused Franca some form of delirium, as a result of which she fainted immediately.
“According to confessional statement made by Mumuni, Franca regained consciousness. But in order to perfect the termination of the pregnancy, Huzaifa allegedly administered another round of the injection.
“She fainted the second time and never regained consciousness again and subsequently passed on,” the Police statement said.
Thereafter, the suspects invited Rabiu Adamu to assist in disposing of Franca’s corpse.
“We carried the corpse and buried it in a shallow grave with her handset, national identity card, and continued with our normal life, pretending nothing happened,” Mumuni was said to have stated in his confessional statement.
The Police Commissioner, CP Aliyu Alhaji, who ordered the arraignment of the suspects in court following discreet investigations, assured the family of the deceased student of justice.