A Chinese businessman suspected of murdering his Nigerian lover has been remanded in custody by a magistrates’ court in Kano, northern Nigeria.
Geng Quanrong, the suspect, is accused of breaking into the victim’s family home last weekend, attacking her, and slitting her neck with a knife.
In Nigeria, the incident prompted widespread indignation, with social media users and the victim’s family demanding justice.
On Wednesday, Mr. Geng, 47, appeared in court and was charged with murder.
But they requested time from the court so they could formulate appropriate charges. Suspect has not yet admitted guilt or innocence.
The case has been postponed until October 13th, according to a Kano State judiciary spokeswoman who talked to the BBC.
After being stabbed, Ummukulthum Sani Buhari, 22, was brought to a nearby hospital. When the doctors arrived, they found her dead.
After residents called the police, the perpetrator was apprehended as he tried to flee the area. He has been in police detention since since.
It is unknown what what set off the incident on Friday night, but locals and family sources claim that the couple’s issues began when the dead said she was no longer interested in wedlock with the Chinese guy.