An 18-year-old wife, Salman Hassan, from Itas Gadau in Bauchi State, has narrated how she stabbed her husband, Mohammed Mustapha, to death over sex, just 11 days after their wedding.
Speaking with journalists in Bauchi on Thursday during her parade alongside other suspects, Salma said she stabbed her husband in the chest because he insisted on sleeping with her.
Salman stated, “We were married and we loved each other. After 11 days of our marriage, he came to sleep with me but I refused. He hit me and I took a knife and stabbed him. I never meant to kill him. I only wanted to threaten him. It was a small stab and I did not know he would die.
“I am in great pain. I am in bitter. I don’t know what will happen to me.”
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Phillip Maku, stated that Salman committed the crime on April 24, 2020.
He said one Hauna Musa reported the incident at the Itas-Gadau Police Division after which the suspect was arrested.
Maku said Mustapha sustained serious injury and was rushed to the General Hospital, Itas-Gadau, for treatment, where he was confirmed dead.
“The suspect was arrested and she confessed to the crime. Exhibit recovered from the suspect was a knife,” the CP added.