By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Salma Hassan, a 17- year- old teenage wife has been paraded before the Bauchi State Police Command for stabbing her husband to death.
Salma who hails from Itas Gadau local government area of Bauchi, has on Thursday confessed to have stabbed her husband, Mohammed Mustapha with a knife to death for attempting to have sex with her without her consent.
The suspect, Salma Hassan, told journalists after been paraded alongside other suspects by the Bauchi state Police Commissioner, Philips Maku that said she stabbed her husband with a knife because she was beaten up by him for not accepting to have sex with him.
“When we got married, eleven days after, he attempted to have sex with me and I declined because I considered it as an immoral act, I didn’t know that it was part of the marriage agreement”, Salma said.
She said, “when I refused to allow him have his way, he beat me up, out of anger, I picked up a knife and stabbed him in the chest. I did not intend to kill him, it was a minor injury, I didn’t know he was going to die”.
Salma who said her marriage with her deceased husband was out of love for each other, noted that she was not forced by anyone to get married to him.
The teenage wife who said she was in pains over the incident, expressed regret that her husband died of the injuries he sustained from the unfortunate incident.
The teenage girl who said she had realised the gravity of her action, prayed to God to forgive her and the authorities to temper justice with mercy.
The Police commissioner Maku who said Salma is 18 years of age, noted that she was arrested by his me following a report from one, Haruna Musa of Itas Gadau local government area of Bauchi state.
“On the 24/04/2020 at about 0900hrs, one Haruna Musa ‘m’ of Itas-Gadau reported at Itas-Gadau Division, that one Salma Hassan ‘f’ 18yrs of the same address, stabbed her husband, one Mohammed Mustapha on the chest”, CP Maku said.
He said “as a result he sustained serious injury and was rushed to general hospital Itas–Gadau for treatment where he was certified dead”.
The police commissioner said that the suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime, adding that one knife was recovered as exhibit from her.