14 April 2014

Nigeria: 14 Year-Old Wife Charged for Killing Husband, Three Others in Kano

Wasila Umar, a 14 year old minor was made under duress, to marry one Umar Sani, a 35 year old man who also had one wife and two children. Two weeks ... ( Resource: Child Bride Poisons Husband, Three Others In Kano )

A 14 year-old wife, Wasila Tasi'u, was on Monday charged before a Rijiyar Zaki Magistrates' Court in Kano for alleged culpable homicide.

Wasila is facing the charge for allegedly killing her 35 year-old groom, Umar Sani, and three others in Kademi village in Gaya Local Government Area.

The prosecutor, Yusuf Sale, alleged that the accused poisoned Mr. Sani's food with some substance, popularly known as Ota piapia.

According to him, the husband and three other persons died on the spot after eating the food.

The prosecutor also alleged that the other six persons who ate the meal in the same dish were rushed to General Hospital, Gaya, but were later treated and discharged.

However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Mr. Sale, a police inspector, said the offence contravened Section 221 (B) of the penal code.

The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable the police seek the advice of Director Public Prosecution.

The Magistrate, Binta Muhammad, adjourned the case to May 12 for mention.

She, however, ordered that the accused person to be remanded in prison.


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