From Salim Umar Ibrahim, Kano
A popular Hausa entertainer, Sani Aliyu Wawo, better known as “Malam buda mana littafi ” is recovering at home after being stabbed severally with a knife.
Wawo was stabbed on Thursday night while parking his car at his residence in Masaka area of Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis.
He alleged that a neighbour, Yusuf Sadiq, stabbed him six times over the mistaken assumption that the entertainer was referring to Sadiq’s father in one of his popular songs.
“I was sitting in the car when a neighbour called Yusuf knocked on window. I thought he came to congratulate me for buying a new car.
Instead he asked ‘do you recognize me? I’m Yusuf and I come to warn you for abusing my father”, said the entertainer.
“He moved closer, brought a knife from his gown and stabbed me in the neck, When he attempted to stab me a second time, I tried to stop him with my hand that’s why you see this wound on my hand, It was only after he stabbed me six times that I succeeded in breaking the knife.
He therefore ran away and left me bleeding” added Sanin Wawo.
The entertainer said he was taken to hospital and the incident was reported to the Dala police station in Kano city.
According to him, the suspect was arrested by the police but was released on bail pending arraignment in court on Monday, January 7, 2019.
However, his father, Sadisu Sadiq, ward head of the area said he is reserving his comments until after the case is brought to court.
Magaji Musa Majiya, a Superintendent of Police and spokesperson of Kano police command said he was not aware of the case as at the time of compiling this report.