A Tamale High Court has sentenced a 22-year-old woman, Zelia Sulemana, to death by hanging for murder.
A five-member jury found Zeila guilty of stabbing Rawdia Aminu, a nursing student, in her chest and abdomen in 2014, leading to her death.
According to the prosecution, Zeila stabbed Aminu during an argument over her (Zeila’s) boyfriend, Abdul-Rahman, who happened to be the ex-boyfriend of Aminu.
The prosecution said Zeila deceived Aminu by telling her that she was interested in attending nursing school and started a friendship with her. She also reportedly introduced Aminu to her parents as a friend.
On the day of the stabbing, Zeila is said to have called Aminu for a discussion outside her house.
In the course of the discussion, she is said to have questioned Aminu about Abdul-Rahman, which led to an argument. The prosecution said Aminu did not know that her ex-boyfriend, Abdul-Rahman, was dating Zeila.
Zeila stabbed Aminu out of anger, leading to her death.