Rumasa’u Muhammed, a 19-year-old lady from Wuro Yanka Village in Shelleng local government area in Adamawa, has been detained for reportedly stabbing her husband to death.
On Wednesday in Yola, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the state’s police spokesperson, verified the occurrence.
On Monday, the suspect was apprehended for reportedly stabbing her husband, Muhammed Adamu, 35, to death after he filed for divorce.
“So far, the investigation has revealed that the suspect was forcibly married to the dead on August 6 by her parents against her will,” Nguroje added.
According to him, Aliyu Alhaji, the Commissioner of Police, has ordered a discreet probe into the situation.
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 immediate prosecution of the suspect so as to serve as deterrence to others,” he said.
Ustaz Abdullah Hamman, an Islamic Scholar in Yola, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) about the incident, saying that forced marriage has no place in Islam.
”In Islam, parents have the right to choose a good household for their children to marry from, but Islam does not support forced marriages,” Hamman added.
He emphasized the importance of parents refraining from forcing their children to marry, claiming that such practices cause a lot of harm in society.
According to NAN, a family member who requested anonymity stated, “The girl urged that her late husband divorce her amicably because she was not interested in the marriage, which he refused.”
”Angry at this, she grabbed up a knife and stabbed him in the stomach after numerous pleas.
”He was brought to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” the source said.