The Chinese man standing trial for the murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Buhari, has said he spent N60 million on his deceased lover.Geng Quandong, 47, opened his defence on Wednesday and Thursday at a Kano High Court, at Miller Road.Mr Quandong was charged with culpable homicide for the death of Ms Buhari.Mr Quandong allegedly murdered Ms Buhari, 23, at Janbalu quarters for allegedly refusing to marry him and for exploiting him.
On his first defence on Wednesday, Mr Quanrong said he spent N60 million on his deceased lover in the two years they were dating.He said, “Besides huge amounts of money I used to spend on her, I used to take her out to places like Bristol Palace and Central Hotel to eat food.“I bought her house worth N4 million, a car worth N10 million; N18 million as capital to start a business, and spent N500,000 worth of bags and shoes on her new shop and N1 million worth of laces and wrappers and a house in Abuja which she started building.”“I bought her gold wears worth N5 million, N6 million to go and process her certificate at Sokoto University and N1 million to install the solar system in their house.“When we started preparing for a wedding, I bought her wedding dresses worth N1.5 million, sweets and other dresses they will wear on their wedding day and ‘Asoebi’ for her friends and N700,000 new notes for spraying on the wedding day.“I went to Sokoto to see her family members where I spent N700,000. “On the 13th of September 2022, she requested some money to be used in the house she is building in Abuja but I didn’t give her because I don’t have money then.“Since then, she stopped answering my calls because she thought I am broke,” Mr Guangdong said through an interpreter.The judge, Sunusi Ma’aji, thereafter postponed the hearing for the continuation of the defence on Thursday.On Thursday, Mr Quandong said he was attempting to save his life when he stabbed his girlfriend to death.According to the suspect, the deceased picked a knife and attempted to stab him but in the process, he gained possession of the knife and unknowingly stabbed her while trying to escape from the deceased who, he said, tried to suffocate him by grabbing his neck.
At that time, I stood there and held the dog in my hand.“At that time, she was still angry as if she was mad, she rushed back to the living room and grabbed the knife and rushed at me.
I was scared when I saw her carrying a knife and so I dropped the dog on the ground.“When she attempted to stab me with a knife, I held her hand and collected the knife from her.
While attempting to regain possession of the knife, she bite my left arm and finger.
She continued abusing, fighting and calling the name of my mother which is the highest insult in the culture of Chinese.“At that moment, I was still in possession of the knife and she used her hand to grab my private part and was pulling it.
In the process, I used a knife in my possession to stab her but don’t know where until after three days when her neighbour, Aminu, visited me in the police and told me it was in her shoulder and leg and afterwards broke the news of her demise to me.