arrested a 14-year-old wife from Lifari Village in the Mashegu Local
Government Area of the state for allegedly killing her 40-year-old
husband, Isiaka Usman.
had been complaining of starvation and maltreatment since she started
living with Usman, who already had two wives.
left on account of the failure of Usman to meet up with his
responsibilities to his family.
me and out of anger, I hit him on the forehead with a pestle and he
collapsed and died,” she explained.
not giving us money for food and each time we (the wives) confront him,
he would tell us to go to our parents’ home and eat. He never cared
about us; he beat us every time we demanded money for food.”
the time of the incident, she stated that the other wife went to the
hospital with her baby.
and my late husband that were in the house at the time of the incident.
I picked a pestle and hit him, he fell on the ground and I ran to my
mother’s house at Kahigu Village in Mashegu council,” Isah said.
devil’s work and I pray my parents will forgive me; I never knew that
he would die, I regretted all my actions,” she stated.
unfortunate, but added that the suspect would nevertheless be prosecuted
as a juvenile offender.