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Teen bride kills her husband 5 days after being forced into marriage

By Mason White 3:01 PM February 26, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A young man is dead after being stabbed by his newlywed wife just five days after their wedding ceremony, police in Nigeria said.

Kano State Police said that they arrested 18-year-old Rahma Hussaini, after being accused of stabbing 24-year-old Tijjani Basiru.

According to the police investigation, the couple got married on Friday, and the woman stabbed her husband to death on Wednesday.

Neighbors said that the teen was forced by her family to marry her husband.

The next door neighbor said that she heard shouting from the couple’s apartment, and when she went to investigate, she saw the husband laying unconscious in a pool of blood.

Basiru was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Hussaini was arrested at the scene on charges of murder.