Lawmakers Investigate Immigration Status Of Chinese Man Who Killed Nigerian Girlfriend, Suspend His Employers’ Operations


 

The legal status of the Chinese national, Geng Quanrong, who allegedly stabbed his ex-lover, Ummukulsum Buhari to death, is being investigated by the Nigerian House of Representatives.

SaharaReporters had reported that Mr Geng allegedly broke into the house of Ms Buhari at Janbulo Quarters in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State and stabbed her to death.

Daily Trust reports that the Chinese national has no valid passport as his papers were said to have expired but his company shielded him.

As public outrage continues to trail the gruesome killings, the House during plenary on Wednesday, mandated its committees on Interior and Justice to investigate the status of Mr Geng and directed the suspension of the operation of the firm the man works with.

This resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Kabiru Rurun (All Progressives Congress, Kano) on Wednesday.

The members of the committees are to also visit the family of the deceased to convey the condolence of the House.

Furthermore, the House directed the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria and the Chinese community in Kano State to condole with the government and people of Kano State and Nigeria.

Mr Geng is currently remanded at Kurmawa Medium Security Custodian Facility following the order of a Magistrate Court in Kano.

In addition, the Chinese Business Community Association of Nigeria had also issued a statement supporting the prosecution of Mr Geng.

Mike Zhang, the leader of the community, in a statement on Monday, condemned the criminal act.

In the motion at plenary, Mr Rurun disclosed that Ms Buhari was a corps member undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps in Sokoto before she was murdered.

Mr Rurun said despite the evidence that the murder was pre-meditated, five days after, the police had “yet to come out with a preliminary report on their investigation.”

Speaking in support of the motion, Uzoma Abonta (Peoples Democratic Party, Abia), said the Nigerian government cannot allow foreigners to subject Nigerians to such treatment.

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