Woman reportedly beats her Housemaid to Death in Kano


A mother of four, Fatima Hamza, who reportedly beat her housemaid, Khadija Rabiu, to death is set to be prosecuted by the Kano State Police Command.

It will be recalled that Mrs Hamza was arrested after being accused of beating the late Khadija to a pulp and inserting dried pepper and metal object in her vagina.

The 16-year-old girl, who is an indigene of Kwara State, was said to have died as a result of injuries she sustained from the beating.

The suspect, however, claimed that the deceased, who spent about four months in the house was ill for two days before she died from complications from cat bites.
Confirming the latest development on Sunday, spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the command had done a thorough investigation on the matter and it has concrete evidence at hand to prosecute the woman.

“In our investigation, we found out that the late Khadija was once bitten by a cat. We have the hospital report and the witnesses on that, but on the accusation of beating the late Khadija to death by her boss, there were three witnesses on the issue; the co-housemaid, the security guard and Fatima’s mother. Based on our pieces of evidence, we are going to prosecute her in the court of law. We have submitted the written document to the state Ministry of Justice for further advice.” said the PPRO.