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14-year-old girl kills her 40-year-old husband 5 months after being forced to marry her cousin

By Mason White 1:36 PM July 30, 2017
Aisha Isah
Aisha Isah
By: William Martin

An abused girl was locked up in jail after beating her husband to death, according to police in Nigeria.

Niger police said that they have arrested 14-year-old Aisha Isah, after being accused of using a baseball bat to kill 40-year-old Isiaka Usman.

Isah has been charged with one count of murder.

According to the police investigation, Isah was forced by her parents to marry her cousin five months ago.

Usman had two other wives, and he refused to feed the 14-year-old girl he took on as his third wife. Last week, when Isah was home alone with Usman, she asked for money to buy food.

In response, Usman slapped his young wife in the face. Isah grabbed a baseball bat and beat Usman until he fell unconscious.

Usman was taken to the Mashegu Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Bala Elkanah, who is the spokesperson for the police department, said that although it was unfortunate for the girl to have been forced to marry her cousin, she should not have killed him.