Miss Justina Dusu Chado, the surviving victim who got butchered after falling pregnant for the man, narrated in hospital:
“I met Stephen in 2007 during the new year celebrations. I was in GSS Mai Idon Doruwa in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State and Stephen used to visit me in School. After my secondary school in 2009, I left Jos for Abuja and we were communicating on phone throughout my stay in Abuja until May 2016 that I returned to Jos.
“After coming back, I asked him if the relationship was going to lead to marriage because, while in Abuja, someone else was asking for my hand in marriage but I told person that I had a boyfriend and so, till I hear from him first.
“So, I asked Stephen if he was ready for marriage or I should accept the other man’s proposal, but he said that he was still working on it, that I shouldn’t worry. This conversation took place the first time I visited his house at Sabon Gari, Tudun Wada -Jos.
“After that, I visited his house three times to see him. That was when I discovered that I was pregnant. I told him about the pregnancy and he asked me to abort it but I told him I cannot do it as I did’t know how to do such a thing. So he flared up, insisting that I must terminate the pregnancy, so I left. Since then, he stopped picking my calls.
“My elder sister, Simi discovered the pregnancy and called him, and because he didn’t know her number, he picked the call. She asked him why he wasn’t picking my calls ever since he discovered I’m was pregnant for him but he told her to please calm down and that he would call us both to sit down and talk about it. After that call, he also stopped picking my sister’s calls too.
“My elder sister Simi and I decided to go to Stephen’s house, but he wasn’t at home. After waiting for about an hour and calling him several times but he did not pick, we left his house.
“On our way going, we met him on the road and started talking to him about the issue, but he insisted that we should go back to the house and talk as the matter is a serious one that should not be discussed by the road side; so we agreed and followed him back to his house.
“On reaching the house, I told him that I have come to stay since I’m pregnant for him and as he was not picking my calls and that he should go and inform him parents. I just said that to startle him, so he told my elder sister to please excuse us so we can have a heart-to-heart talk and she went out of the room with her phone that had been ringing.
“The next thing, he locked the door, carried a machete and started cutting my face while kicking my stomach with his leg. I started shouting for help and my sister came knocking, begging him to please open the door but he refused.
“She had to break the door to enter the room in order to help me but immediately she entered, he turned on her and started butchering her with the same machete while I lay helplessly on the floor.
“The next thing I can remember after that was waking up to discover that I’m in the hospital; after asking where I was and what happened. It was later that I was able to recollect what happened at Stephen Shut Jang’s house and how he butchered my sister and I with machete.”
Confirming the incident, Rifkatu Yusuf, the married elder sister of the two ladies explained that the suspect Tudun had allegedly tried to cover up his deed by telling journalists that the two sisters fought with themselves in his house after he had gone out to buy drinks for them.