By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),
Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one 18 year old house wife in Itas Gadau Local Government Area of the state, Salma Hassan, for allegedly stabbing her husband, Mohammed Mustapha with knife that resulted to his death.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Phillip Maku, made this known on Thursday, while parading the suspect, Salma Hassan, at the Command’s headquarters in Bauchi.
The Police Commissioner Maku, who disclosed that, Salma is 18 years of age, noted that she was arrested by his men, following a report from one, Haruna Musa of Itas Gadau Local Government Area of Bauchi state.
“On the 24/04/2020 at about 0900hrs, one Haruna Musa ‘m’ of Itas-Gadau reported at Itas-Gadau Division, that one Salma Hassan ‘f’ 18yrs of the same address, stabbed her husband, one Mohammed Mustapha on the chest”, CP Maku said.
Adding that, “As a result, Mustapha sustained serious injury and was rushed to general hospital Itas–Gadau for treatment where he was certified dead”.
The Police Commissioner said the suspect was arrested and has confessed to the crime and that one knife has been recovered as exhibit from her.
However, Salma, while answering questions from journalists said she is 17 years old and that she committed the act out of ignorance.
She confessed that she stabbed her husband with a knife to death for attempting to have sex with her without her consent.
According to her, she stabbed her husband with a knife because he beat her up for not accepting to have sex with him.
“This incident occurred 11 days after our wedding. He attempted to have sex with me and I declined because, I considered it as an immoral act, I didn’t know that it was part of the marriage agreement”, Salma said.
While lamenting over the incidents she said, “When I refused to allow him have his way, he beat me up, out of anger, I picked up a knife and stabbed him in the chest. I did not intend to kill him, it was a minor injury, I didn’t know he was going to die”.
Salma, who said her marriage with her deceased husband was out of love for each other, noted that she was not forced by anyone to get married to him.
The teenage wife, who said she was in pains over the incident, expressed regret that her husband died of the injuries he sustained from the unfortunate incident.
Salma said she has now realized the gravity of her action and therefore, prayed for God’s forgiveness and the authorities to temper justice with mercy.