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Child bride kills her husband and three of his friends week after being forced to marry him

By Mason White 7:18 AM April 11, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A young girl became violent because she did not want to marry a much older man.

However, after she was forced to marry the man of Nigeria, she killed him and three of his friends.

Last week, 14-year-old Wasila Umaru, was forced into marrying 35-year-old Sani Umaru, according to assistant superintendent Musa Magaji Majia.

One day, the husband asked her to prepare a meal for him and his friends, who were invited to celebrate his marriage to the underage girl. That is when the child bride decided to kill them.

Mr. Umaru invited a dozen friends to celebrate in the northern Ungwar Yansoro village, near the city of Kano. The teenage wife got rat poison and placed the deadly chemical into a bowl of rice.

Mr. Umaru died the same day, along with friends Alhassan Alhassan and Nasiru Mohammed. A female friend, Indo Ibrahim, died in a hospital while being treated.

Wasila admitted to buying the rat poison from a local market and putting it in the food. “The suspect confessed to the crime and said that she was forced to marry a man she did not love,” Majia said.

The young girl is cooperating with police and will probably be charged with culpable homicide, according to Majia.