A Nigerian teenage wife has left many people in serious shock after she brutally murdered her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman just five months after their wedding.
The 14-year-old wife, Aisha Isah from Lifari Village in the Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger state has been arrested by the police following her actions. Punch gathered that the suspect and the deceased, to whom she got married five months ago, were cousins and that Isah had been complaining of starvation and maltreatment since she started living with Usman, who already had two wives.
It was also learnt that one of the two wives left Usman because of his inability to meet up with his responsibilities to his family.
Speaking on what led to the teen wife murdering her hubby, she told correspondent on Tuesday that her late husband failed to provide for her for two days.
”And 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,” she explained.
”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,” Isah added.
Isah confessed she inadvertently killed her husband out of anger and pleaded for forgiveness.
”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,” she stated.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the police spokesman, Bala Elkana, explained that the victim died at Mashegu Hospital where he was taken for treatment.
Elkana added that the suspect would nevertheless be prosecuted as a juvenile offender.
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