June 2nd, 2017 – Rabi Cecilia, Hausa, Kannywood Actress Sentenced To Death For Killing Boyfriend In Kano Rearrested After Escaping From Prison
The DSS and NPF on Wednesday rearrested a run-away Hausa actress Rabi Cecilia who escaped prison after she was sentenced to death by hanging for killing her wealthy boyfriend, Auwalu Ibrahim in Kano city in a bid to inherit his property.
In 2005, she was sentenced to death by a Kano High Court presided by Justice Haliru Abdullahi.
She was found guilty of murder when she allegedly drugged and pushed Ibrahim into Tiga Dam in Kano.
On the 25th of December 2002, Rabi allegedly gave a poisoned sweet to Ibrahim who lost consciousness before pushing him into the aforementioned dam.
Unfortunately she was caught after two men she hired to assist her in the murder confessed to police.
In 2005, she was sentenced to death by hanging but in 2011, she escaped from Hadejia Maximum Prison a few months after her death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court.
She has since returned to Hadejia Prison after her capture.