An 18-year-old newlywed has killed her husband in Kano five days after they were joined together as husband and wife by their parents and clerics.
The murder, a reminiscent of the incident of 14-year-old child bride, Wasila Tasi’u(pictured) who allegedly poisoned her husband, Umar Sani to death after lacing the food she prepared for him with rat poison two weeks after their wedding last April, happened on Wednesday at
Darmunawa quarters of the metropolis.
The suspect, Rahma Hussaini’s wedding to the deceased, 24-year-old Tijjani Basiru was held last Friday, after the bride’s family had prodded her into the union in what can be described as a forced marriage.
A shaky foundation to build a family on, neighbours told OrijoReporters that things were not good between them, and it came to a head on Wednesday when the suspect stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife.
Confirming the tragic incident, the Police Image Maker, ASP Magaji Musa Majia said that “At about 1000hrs one Rahma Hussaini of Darmunawa quarters stabbed her husband, one Tijjani M Basiru on his stomach with a knife and was rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Majia stated the victim of the attack was confirmed dead, adding that the female suspect has been taken into custody.
The police spokesman said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) teams have taken over the murder case and with the mandate to unravel the mystery behind the dastardly act.