The police in Adamawa State have arrested a 19-year-old bride, Rumasau Muhammed, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Adamu Muhammad, 35, to death.
The suspect was said to have attacked her husband over his refusal to grant her request for separation from the forced marriage three weeks after it was consummated by her parents.
A spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, made this known on Wednesday in Yola while disclosing the arrest of the teenager.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Alhaji, had ordered a clinical investigation into the case.
Nguroje said, “Police investigation so far reveals that the suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents against her will on August 6, 2021, and the marriage lasted for only three weeks before the ugly incident.
“The suspect, Rumasau Muhammed, a resident of Wuro Yanka village, Shelleng LGA, stabbed her late husband, Muhammed Adamu, with a knife after seeking divorce and the deceased refused to pronounce such divorce.
“Angered by his refusal to divorce her after several requests by her, the suspect used a knife and stabbed him in his stomach, as a result of which he fell unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“The CP, while frowning on forced marriage, directed the immediate prosecution of the suspect to serve as a deterrent to others.”