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Housewife remanded for allegedly killing husband with rat poison

Housewife remanded for allegedly killing husband with rat poison

- A young woman in Kano has been arraigned for allegedly killing her husband

- The accused (16 years) on Sunday, April 22, cooked food for her husband, Auwalu Isa (35 years) and mixed it with rat poison

- The case has been adjourned to Thursday, June 7

A Kano chief magistrate’s court, on Tuesday, May 8, remanded a 16-year-old housewife, who was accused of poisoning her husband.

The defendant, who lives at Shittar village, Danbatta local government area of the state, is facing a count charge of culpable homicide. She was accused of poisoning her husband, Auwalu Isa, to death, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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The chief magistrate, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, who ordered the remand, adjourned the matter until Thursday, June 7, for mention.

The prosecutor, Aluta Mijinyawa, told the court that one Ibrahim Yahaya of the same address reported the matter at Danbatta police division on Wednesday, April 25.

He said that the accused on Sunday, April 22, at about 7pm, cooked food for Isah (35 years), and mixed it with rat poison.

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“After her husband ate the food, he died instantly as a result of food poisoning,’’ he said. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 221 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, reported that a Nigerian woman based in the United States had been accused of killing her husband for his insurance money.

The 45-year-old woman who was identified as Uloma Walker-Curry was convicted of aggravated murder for allegedly killing her firefighter husband, William Walker.

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