Kano State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of Sadiya Umar, a teenage bride, who allegedly poisoned her husband, Umar Sani to death two weeks after their wedding.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at Yakasai in Kano.

The late Umar Sani, who allegedly ate the poisoned meal, died a day later at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).

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According to police spokesman, Magaji Musa Majiya, a deputy superintendent (DSP), the woman was caught two days after she evaded arrest.

Majiya said: ‘’Three relatives of the late husband reported the incident to Kofar Wambai Police station in Kano metropolis on Monday. After the Police received the report on the incident, they went to the deceased matrimonial home at Yakasai quarters to affect her arrest, but found that the bride had ran away until yesterday when she was eventually arrested.”

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Majiya added that the woman has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for interrogation.

He confirmed that the husband has been buried.


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