14-year-old bride reportedly kills her 40-year-old husband for failing to provide for her
A 14-year-old girl identified as Aisha Isah has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman.
According to reports, the teenage bride who was married to Usman (who is also her cousin) for 5 months, was said to have murdered him using a pestle for daring to slap her.
Aisha who hails from Lifari village in Mashegu local government area of Niger state, was arrested by the police after the news got out that she killed her husband.
She had reportedly killed her husband in a fit of anger after she had questioned him for not providing for her at all, for about two days prior.
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Northern City News reported that 14-year-old Aisha often complained of starvation and neglect since she moved in with Usman and his two wives. One of Usman's wives was said to have even left him due to the fact that he was unable to take care of their responsibilities.
Speaking on what led to her killing her husband, Aisha said:
“When I confronted him, he slapped me and out of anger, I hit him on the forehead with a pestle and he collapsed and died. My husband had the habit of 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.
My mate was not around; it was only me 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."
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Pleading for forgiveness, Aisha said:
“I am sorry for what happened, it is the devil’s work and I pray my parents will forgive me; I never knew that he would die, I regretted all my actions."
The Niger state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, who concluded that it was a rather unfortunate incident, said Usman died at the Mashegu hospital where he had been taken for treatment. He also said Aisha will be prosecuted as a 'juvenile offender'.
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