A Chinese National, Mr Frank Geng-Quangrong, 47, on Thursday, told a Kano High Court that he never intended to kill his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, aged 22.
Frank, who lives at Railway Quarters Kano is being charged with a culpable homicide offence that contravenes the provisions of Section 221(b) of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
During cross-examination of the defendant by the prosecution counsel, Kano Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi-Lawan, asked the defendant where he was and who sent him the video clip of the deceased.
“Ummukulsum seemed very happy and alive in the video, she is dead now. Who killed her?
“You told the court in your testimony that on that fateful day, you called the deceased several times on the phone but she refused to pick up.
“Why did you go to her house uninvited?”, Abullahi-Lawan asked.
Frank replied, “She sent me the video herself. I did not intend to kill Ummukulsum and I don’t want to be killed. She injured me on my genitals and I cannot show the court. It is against our Chinese culture and I am a Muslim.
“On that fateful day, she called on WhatsApp call and told me to bring her pet dog, Charlie. On reaching her house, after refusing to pick up my call, I sent her a text message, later her mother, Fatima Zubairu opened the gate.
“I did not talk to the deceased mother because she does not understand English and I don’t understand Hausa language.”
Abdullahi-Lawan alleged that the defendant on September 16, 2022, stabbed the deceased with a knife in her house at Janbulo Quarters Kano.
Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, admitted the exhibits and adjourned the matter until March 29 and March 30, for continuation of defense and cross-examination.