Teenage Housewife Eradicates Husband: Rat-Poisons Food

 Teenage Housewife Eradicates Husband: Rat Poisons Food
Rat poison/ photo credit: google photos

A 16-year-old housewife accused of poisoning her husband to death has been remanded in a children’s remand home by a Kano Chief Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

The defendant faces a one count charge of culpable homicide to which she pleaded not guilty.

Insp. Aluta Mijinyawa, the police prosecutor, told the court that one Ibrahim Yahaya, a neighbor to the defendant reported the matter at the Danbatta Police Division on April 25.

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The prosecutor further disclosed that the defendant on April 22, at about 7 p.m, served her supposed husband a meal she had prepared and spiced with rat poison.

He said, “After her husband ate the food he died instantly as a result of food poisoning.”

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 221 of the Penal Code.

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The Presiding Judge, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, in her ruling, ordered that the defendant be remanded in a children’s remand home as the case was adjourned until June 7, for mention.

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