by Chi Ibe
It still remains a mystery but none the less still tragic. On Monday, a couple’s decomposing bodies were found together in a parked Volkswagen car at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Kano.
Najib Aliyu Yunusa and Nadiya Sherrif Abdu Gwammaja had earlier been declared missing by members of their families but it was the smell coming from their already decomposing bodies that led curious hospital staff to the private spot they had parked to meet, ThisDay news reports.
Yunusa who was the grandson of a Kano-based prominent businessman had met two-time divorced woman, Nadiya on Facebook and they had become friends. Both in their early 30’s a family source told ThisDay that Yunusa arrived Kano on Friday 18 May from Abuja where he worked as a Petroleum Station Manager in Azman Filling Station. After arriving home he got ready to go see Nadiya in her family house at Gwammaja Quarters in Kano metropolis.
The two lovers, according to the source, must have proceeded to the quiet hospital’s parking space after he picked her up to afford them serene and uninterrupted emotional communion. But it turned out tragic, as they were later found dead in the car at the premises of the hospital, in circumstances that remain unclear.
After she did not return that day, Nadiya was reported missing, a family friend had heard the news first and called the families to inform them of the tragedy. ThisDay reports how eye witnesses recount that Shamsu Aliyu, an elder brother to late Yunusa, collapsed when he saw the corpse of his brother as police were trying to open the car.
Shamsu was then rushed to the hospital’s emergency ward where he was given first-aid treatment before he recovered.
Spokesman of the hospital, Alhaji Aminu Inuwa confirmed the incident and said that the hospital was awaiting police report to conduct the autopsy in order to confirm the cause of their death.
Yunusa is survived by his two children.