29-year-old Mustapha Idris, was on Tuesday, December 19, sentenced to death by hanging by the Jigawa State High Court sitting in Ringim, for killing his pregnant girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu, Njenje Media News reports.
Mustapha had on January 12, 2020, at the outskirts of Daneji village, reportedly used a knife to cut the throat of the 20-year-old girl
He further confessed to the crime, saying that he did it to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedlock.
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.”