A newly-wedded 18-year-old girl, Rahma Hussaini, on Wednesday [Feb. 25] killed her 24-year-old husband, Basiru Tijjani after a minor domestic dispute.
Police spokesman in Kano, ASP Musa Magaji Majia, confirmed the tragic incident, revealing that “At about 10hrs, one Rahma Hussaini of Darmunawa quarters stabbed her husband, one Tijani M. Basiru on his stomach with a knife and was rushed to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Majia said the victim of the attack was confirmed dead at the hospital, adding that the female suspect had been taken into custody. The police spokesman said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team have taken over the murder case and with the mandate to unravel the mystery behind the dastardly act.
An eyewitness, Adamu Alhassan, said: “We heard the marriage was a product of forced marriage.” He narrated: “We were alarmed by a frightening scream of a subdued man in need of rescue and we rushed to discover that the man of the house was in his pool of his blood.”
Adamu added: “Neighbours were mobilised and took the groom to the hospital before he was confirmed dead on arrival by doctors.”