Shocking! A 19 -Year-Old Lady Stabs Husband To Death Over Forced Marriage
Rumasa’u Muhammed, 19, of Wuro Yanka Village in Shelleng local government area, has been arrested by the Adamawa Police Command for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over forced marriage.
According to DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the state Police Spokesperson, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Yola, the suspect was arrested on Monday for allegedly stabbing her husband, Muhammed Adamu, 35, to death after filing for divorce.
”Investigation so far reveals, that the suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents against her will on Aug. 6,” Nguroje said. He said the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Alhaji, has given a directive for a discreet investigation into the matter.
”The Commissioner has equally advised members of the public to stop forcing their wards into early and forceful marriages. ”In the same vein, the Commissioner has directed for the immediate prosecution of the suspect so as to serve as deterrence to others,” he said.
According to Ustaz, Abdullah Hamman, an Islamic Scholar in Yola, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) about the incident, forceful marriage has no place in Islam. ”According to Islam, parents have the right to choose a good family for their children to marry from, but Islam does not support forced marriages,” Hamman said.
He emphasized the importance of parents refraining from forcing their children to marry, claiming that such a practice was causing a lot of harm in society.
According to NAN, a family source who requested anonymity said, “the girl demanded that her late husband divorce her peacefully because she was not interested in the marriage.” ” He refused. After several requests, she became enraged and stabbed him in the stomach with a knife. “He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead.”
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