Nigerian Girl, 15, accused of killing 35-year-old Husband Cleared of Murder


A Nigerian High Court in Gezawa, near Kano, yesterday formally struck out a case against Wasila Tasi’u, a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison.

But Tasi’u, who was 14 at the time of the alleged murder, was forced to spend another night in custody because of delays in filing paperwork for her release.

The teenager was charged with culpable homicide and faced a possible death sentence if convicted of deliberately lacing a meal she cooked for her husband, Umar Sani, with rat poison.

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Sani and four others died within hours in April last year.

Activists, who celebrated as she was acquitted, had used the case to highlight the issue of child marriage, which is common in northern Nigeria.

Source: allafrica

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  1. Its gd they released the young girl, the government should be hard on all these child marriages.

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