March 23, 2019


Wasilat Tasi’u, 14-year-old child bride who is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani may get the death sentence if found guilty.

Her late husband died after eating food that Tasi’u allegedly laced with rat poison.

The father of a 14-year-old child bride said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.

“We are appealing to the judge to consider Wasilat’s plea,” her father, Isyaku Tasi’u, told The Associated Press on Thursday.

On Wednesday witnesses told the High Court in Gezawa, a town 60 miles outside Nigeria’s second largest city of Kano, that Tasi’u killed her husband two weeks after their wedding in April. Three others allegedly died after eating the poisoned meal.

The prosecution, led by Lamido Soron-Dinki, senior state council from the Kano State Ministry of Justice, is seeking the death penalty. Read more


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