Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a newly married 17-year-old wife, Salma Hassan, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death as he tried to have ‘first time sex’ with her at their residence in Itas-Gadau local government area of the state.
While fielding questions from journalists in Hausa language on Thursday, the young housewife said she didn’t know that sex was part of marital obligations, adding that she thought her late husband was trying to defile her.
“When we got married, eleven days after, 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.
“I didn’t know that sex is one of the marital obligations. On that day, when he approached me for sex, I refused him because I had never been involved in it before.
“I thought he wanted to rape me but he got angry and was trying to force himself on me with beating. I picked up a knife to scare him away but he kept coming and I didn’t know when I stabbed him with the knife in his chest.
“I have already given my statement. I’m in great suffering. I’m in great bitterness. I don’t know what will happen to me now. But I wouldn’t have done what I did if I knew better,” she said.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, who paraded the suspect on Thursday, said Salma allegedly used a knife to commit the heinous crime and she was arrested for culpable homicide at her home.
“On April 24 at about 9:00a.m., one Haruna Musa, male, of Itas-Gadau reported at Itas-Gadau Division, that one Salma Hassan, female, aged 17 of the same address stabbed her husband.
“The husband, Mohammed Mustapha, was stabbed on the chest. As a result, he sustained serious injury and was rushed to General Hospital, Itas–Gadau for treatment where he was certified dead.
“The suspect was arrested and has confessed to the crime. Exhibit recovered from the suspect was one knife,” he said.