A Chinese man, Geng Quangrong, who is standing trial for the alleged murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, told a Kano state high court on Wednesday that he spent over N60 million on her before killing her.
Recall that Geng was arrested in September 2022 after he attacked and killed his 23-year-old lover, Ummakulsum Sani Buhari, in her parents’ house at Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
On Wednesday, January 11, at the resumption of his hearing before Justice Sanusi Ado Ma’aji of the Kano High Court, Geng told the court how the late Ummukulsum allegedly broke his heart twice and reneged on her promise to marry him.
He told the court that before and after he was jilted twice by his deceased lover, he transferred N60 million to her GTbank account number for personal use, besides N18 million he gave her to run a business and another N10 million he offered to buy a Car upon her demand.
“We started our relationship in July 2020 and she started asking for money. I gave her all she wanted because I loved her. I transferred over N60 million to her Bank account, N18 million for her to start a business, N4 million house and N6 million for University education among others. Whenever I go to pick her up for dinner at home her mum always welcomes me with open arms,” he said.
He mentioned to the court that in February 2022, he was shocked to find out that she got married to another person.
”I was heartbroken and disappointed so I relocated to Abuja. She kept calling me and chatting with me on Whatsapp and continued demanding money. Ummukulsum later told me she was divorced and asked me to come back to her and promised to marry me for the second time.” He narrated.
He added that on September 13, 2022, late Ummukulsum asked for money to continue her house project in Abuja. He said he told her that he does not have the money and she got very angry with him and stopped taking his calls.
“She thought I was broke that was why I don’t want to spend much money on her like before. She told me that she has found a new love and later sent her picture with the new lover on my WhatsApp which provoked me,” he told the court