May the soul of Biliyaminu Rest In Peace (Amin). Concerned with the news trending in the social media recently, we found it rather strange and completely out of norm with the culture and tradition of the north which was captioned in most social media as “Crime of Passion”.
We decided to go to all the places mentioned in most of the write ups to do an independent investigation and to know what truly happened for her to do what she did. An investigator visited Maitama Nigerian Police Force, NPF, Division and Maitama General Hospital today to confirm the real status of the sudden dead of a promising young man whom I have known for quite some time even though from a distance Bilyaminu Haliru.
MAITAMA NPF FINDINGS: We were called by the management of General Hospital on the early hours of Sunday morning around 2.30am over a patient brought to the hospital for treatment of injury. We met the couple involved and investigated what led to the injury and the wife was traumatized and just kept saying treat him, treat him but we later discovered that they were having misunderstanding over issues of a nude picture his girlfriend sent to him. She claimed the argument went on for some time but he was smoking Sisha and in trying to prevent him from smoking it and to get his attention, she broke the bottle and arguments ensued and in attempt to prevent him from beating her up, he stood up and slipped from water poured out of the Sisha bottle or so she claims fell on a sharp object believed to be from the Sisha material which pierced into his neck region. She drove him to the hospital when she realized it was serious but was certified dead some minutes after arriving the hospital.
The NPF, Maitama Division further stated they went to the couple’s residence and observed the scene and moved all items seen including the Sisha bottle /material and some broken bottles. No knife or any weapon was found according to the police officer who does not want his name to be mentioned but further said the two families went to the police men to take the exhibits at the crime scene.
There was no Autopsy report according to the police based on the instruction from Bilyaminus parents who told the DPO that they want no case and they leave everything to God as it is destined to happen hence the approval for the yesterday’s final burial. When the Criminal Investigation Department of the FCT Command decided to commence a fresh investigation, they went to the scene of incident, but could not do much rather than to fall back to NPF Maitama Division. The families are together even though there are some aggrieved family members here and there which is natural and expected.
Scientifically, Autopsy report is what a forensic expert can rely on to prosecute a case of this nature to determine if it was a killer knife or truly a deep cut as a result of the fall from the slip.
We found out that the wife of the deceased is currently being detained at Garki police station though some said state CID Garki, but as at the time of this report we gathered she has been taken to the commissioner’s office for further interrogation. We were at the Cassandra home of Dr Bello and could not reach the mother of the deceased nor the mother of Maryam whom we gathered has been there since the unfortunate incident happened. We gathered it is the culture especially for young couples.
We also learnt there was a contract signed for Biliyaminu not to hit his wife again and both of them agreed to the terms. Bilyaminu, it was learnt, had temper issues and that this is not his first marriage but second. He divorced his first wife just two months after he married her and went after Maryam whose mother we learnt opposed to the wedding because of how he divorced his first wife. We also learnt Maryam loves Biliyaminu so much that when they travelled to America to have their first baby, Maryam begged her parents to pay all the expenses and she was obliged.
I will continue to dig and find out more for the benefits of the people who deserve to know the truth. Ibrahim Aleiro who sold the story to the social media is not completely sure of his story as we learnt he was asked to write a statement but his uncle stopped him from doing same.
Ibrahim Abdulkadir wrote from Abuja