Forced marriage: Teenager ‘stabs’ husband to death in Adamawa ‘three weeks after forced marriage’ - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Forced marriage: Teenager ‘stabs’ husband to death in Adamawa ‘three weeks after forced marriage’

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The police command in Adamawa state says its operatives arrested one Rumasau Muhammed, a 19-year-old woman, for allegedly stabbing one Muhammed Adamu, her husband, to death.

According to the police, the suspect, who lives in Wuro Yanka village, Shelleng LGA, Adamawa, was married to the deceased on August 6, 2021 against her will.

After some time, the 19-year-old asked for a divorce from the 35-year-old deceased which was rejected by him.

The police, on Wednesday, said the decision of the husband angered the suspect, who used a knife to stab the deceased on his stomach.

The deceased was said to have fallen down and lost consciousness as a result and was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The 19-year-old was arrested by the police following a report from one Jophas Johnsely, a friend of the deceased.

Aliyu Adamu, the state commissioner of police, ordered an investigation into the matter, while advising members of the public to avoid engaging their wards and children in early and forced marriage.

“The Adamawa State Police Command, On 7/9/2021 apprehended a 19-year-old wife for stabbing her 35-year-old husband to death,” the statement, released by Suleiman Nguroje, police spokesman, reads.

“The suspect, Rumasau Muhammed a resident of Wuro Yanka Village, Shelleng local government area, stabbed her late husband Muhammed Adamu with a knife after seeking for divorce and the deceased refused to pronounce such divorce.

“Angered by his refusal to divorce her after several request by her ,the suspect used knife and stabbed him on his stomach, as a result of which he fell down unconscious and was rushed to the Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“The suspect was apprehended by the Police in Shelleng Divisional headquarters, following a report received from one Jophas Johnsley, a friend of the deceased.

“Investigation so far reveals that the Suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents against her will on 6/8/2021 and the marriage lasted for only three weeks before the urgly incident.”