19-Year-Old Girl Forced into Marriage, Stabs Husband to Death

By Sunny A Ijomah

A 19-year-old newly wedded bride, who was said to be a victim of forced marriage, has allegedly stabbed her husband to death in Adamawa State, Nigeria, after his refusal of her request for a divorce.

Findings revealed that the suspect was forcefully married to the deceased by her parents on August 6, 2021 and the marriage had lasted for only three weeks.

According to reports, the suspect allegedly stabbed her 35-year-old husband on his stomach with a knife. Muhammed Adamu was later rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

The Spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, Mr. Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the unfortunate incident.

According to Mr Nguroje, the suspect, Rumasau Muhammed a resident of Wuro Yanka Village, Shelleng Local Government Area, stabbed her late husband Muhammed Adamu with a knife after seeking for divorce and the deceased refused to grant her divorce.

The suspect was apprehended by the Police in Shelleng Divisional Headquarters, following a report received from one Jophas Johnsley a friend of the deceased“, Mr. Suleiman revealed.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, who ordered for a discreet investigation into the matter, advised members of the public to avoid compelling their subjects into early and forceful marriages.

The police boss has also ordered for the immediate prosecution of the suspect so as to serve as deterrent to others.