Nigerian 15-year old bride who poisoned husband has case against her dropped -Nnena Ibeh/ Premium Times

May 21, 2015

Arts & Culture

child bride
Wasila Tasiu

The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi’u, who killed her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and four others, have been dropped by prosecutors at a Kano State high court.

A prosecutor in the case, Lamido Soron-Dinki, on Thursday asked the judge presiding over the case to close the case of culpable homicide against the girl.

“With a heavy heart, I apply that the accused be discharged,” Mr. Soron-Dinki said.

The family of Mr. Sani are said to have forgiven the girl for the deed committed in 2014.

Ms. Tasi’u was married out to Mr. Sani in 2014 as an underage at 14 years.

She allegedly poisoned her husband alongside four others with rat poison out of frustration.

Her case has drawn international attention with calls for her life to be spared

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015. 7:00 p.m.[GMT]

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4 Comments on “Nigerian 15-year old bride who poisoned husband has case against her dropped -Nnena Ibeh/ Premium Times”

  1. folakemiodoaje Says:

    Glad to read she’s free now, hopefully more awareness will be raised on the issue of child bribe in our regions.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Folakemi,

      Yes, it’s a big relief to all lovers of the rights of women, and you’re very correct that a lot needs to be done on the issue of child bride because the National Assembly did drop the ball the last time. Even Ondo’s rep who represents an area of the country where such is unheard of, AKINYELURE, danced to the tune of the North before publicly WEEPING that he MISREAD the provision of the law.

      Thanks, as always,
      TOLA.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Folakemi,

      Thanks for weighing in on a report that must be a relief to everybody who is interested in women’s rights, and especially on the subject of the hill bride.

      The Nigerian legislators dropped the ball on the matter when it came up during the last administration, and the voting of some from the supposed more emancipated South was very troubling. I recall the Ondo legislator, AKINYELURE who voted FOR child bride provision although he was to later WEEP publicly claiming he misunderstood what was called for! We all know his “mistake” was in being caught in the messy situation because a sea of women carrying damning posters met him at Akure.

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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