A 14 year old child bride who was forced into marriage in Kano last week, has reportedly killed her new husband and three of his friends with rat poison.
Wasila Umaru was forced to marry to 35 year old Umaru Sani sometime last week. During the small wedding which took place in the northern Ungwar Yansoro village, at Gaya LGA near the city of Kano, the reluctant bride allegedly slipped rat poison into a rice dish that was eaten by the groom and some of his friends.
According to Kano State Police Command, ASP Musa Majiya, the groom, one Nasiru Mohammed, Alhassan Alhassan, and a woman named Indo Ibrahim died after eating the meal.
Wasila eventually confessed to buying the poison known locally as Shinkafa Bera at the market for N8 and putting it in the food.
‘The suspect confessed to committing the crime and said she did it because she was forced to marry a man she did not love, she resorted to taking this option. Corpses were taken to hospital for examination. Investigation is on top gear,” Majia said.
Umaru is cooperating with police and will be charged with culpable homicide, according to Majia.
Source: Linda Ikeji