Nigerian child bride poisons husband and three of his friends

A child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed her husband and three of his friends by lacing a meal with rat poison, police said.

Wasila Umaru, 14, was married last week to 35-year-old Umaru Sani, according to assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia.

But when Umaru invited a dozen friends to celebrate in northern Ungwar Yansoro village, near the city of Kano, the teenager slipped the deadly chemical into a rice dish.

Umaru died the same day along with friends Nasiru Mohammed and Alhassan Alhassan, while another female victim, Indo Ibrahim, died in hospital hospital while receiving treatment.

Wasila admitted buying the poison at a local market and putting it into the food.

‘The suspect confessed to committing the crime and said she did it because she was forced to marry a man she did not love,’ Majia said.

Umaru is cooperating with police and likely will be charged with culpable homicide, according to Majia…

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