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Teen kills her husband with poisoned soda after being forced to marry 32-year-old man with mental disability

By Mason White 10:42 AM June 30, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A teen was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her husband by giving him poisoned soda to drink because she wanted to marry her boyfriend, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they have arrested 17-year-old Kwenume Ojo, after being accused of killing 32-year-old Jimoh Ojo.

The incident unfolded in the couple’s home on Friday.

According to the police investigation, the suspect poured poison in her husband’s soda and gave it to him as he was sleeping.

As the husband was sleepy, he did not suspect anything and drank the soda. The woman obtained the poison from a relative of her boyfriend.

The woman told investigator that she was forced into the marriage, and that her husband was mentally disabled. She also said that her father didn’t allow her to marry her boyfriend because her boyfriend’s brother abused her sister.

In order to marry her boyfriend, she decided to kill her husband. The woman and the relative who provided the poison were arrested on charges of murder.