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Child Bride in Nigeria Poisons Husband

The 14-year-old in the northern region of Kano killed her husband during a dinner celebrating their wedding

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl confessed Friday to poisoning and killing the man she was coerced into marrying, police said.

Police in the northern Nigerian state of Kano said Wasilu Umar admitted putting rat poison in her husband’s food, BBC reports. Three of her husband’s friends who ate the same food were also killed, and 10 were hospitalized. She is likely to be put on trial in a juvenile court.

Police Superintendent Musa Magaji Majia said that the marriage between Umar and 35-year-old Umaru Sani had taken place the previous week. The poisoning happend during a celebratory gathering in his village 60 miles north of the city of Kano.

[BBC]

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