A 19-year-old Housewife, Rumasa’u Muhammed, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in Wuro Yanka Village in Shelleng local government area of Adamawa state.
Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Yola, said the suspect was arrested on Monday for allegedly stabbing her husband, Muhammed Adamu, 35 to death after seeking for divorce.
”Investigation so far reveals, that the suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents against her will on Aug. 6,” Nguroje said.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Alhaji, has given a directive for a discreet investigation into the matter.
”The Commissioner has equally advised members of the public to stop forcing their wards into early and forceful marriages.
”In the same vein, the Commissioner, has directed for immediate prosecution of the suspect so as to serve as deterrence to others,” he said.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) over the incident, Ustaz, Abdullah Hamman, an Islamic Scholar in Yola, said forceful marriage has no place in Islam. NAN