An 18-year-old who was allegedly forced to marry a man she did not love, is said to have killed her husband in Kano on Wednesday. The woman, Rahma Hussaini and the deceased, 24-year-old Tijjani Basiru had just gotten married on Friday, February 20th.
The new housewife killed her newly wedded husband at Darmunawa quarters of Kano at their matrimonial home after a quarrel with the groom. A neighbour, Isa Alhassan told Vanguard that the young couple got married last Friday, pointing out that “from what we heard the union was a product of forced marriage”.
“We were alarmed by a frightening scream of a subdued man in need of rescue and we rushed to discovered that the man of the house was in his pool of his blood. Neighbours mobilized and took the groom to the hospital but Doctors confirmed him dead on arrival.”
The eyewitness disclosed that the bride was handed over to the police who arrived following a tip off.
The police PRO, ASP Magaji Musa Majia has confirmed the tragic incident, saying;
“... 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 AKTH."
ASP Magaji Musa Majia stated the victim of the attack was confirmed; dead adding that the female suspect has been taken into custody.