By Suzan Edeh
BAUCHI—An 18-year-old housewife in Bauchi State has been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court 7, Bauchi, for allegedly killing her husband with hot water.
Aisha Jibrin was said to have lost one of her front teeth as a result of beatings received from her husband, who accused her of going for an abortion without his consent.
It was not certain at press time if the quarrel was over the issue of the paternity of the aborted baby or the abortion itself.
She was said to have poured hot water on Ladan who was taking his bath, which led to his death in a hospital.
The incident happened on Wednesday, October 8, at the couple’s residence at Jahun Ward, Bauchi Metropolis, at about 5p.m.
According to a close family friend, who pleaded anonymity, problem started for the newly-wedded Aisha when news of the abortion reached her husband.
The deceased brother, Nasiru Mohammed, reported the matter at Dutse Tanshi Police Station and Aisha was arrested and charged to court.
According to the Investigation Police Officer, Abdulahi Adamu, the suspect has been charged with culpable homicide punishable under Section 224 of the Penal Code.
The Chief Magistrate Presiding over the case, Isa El-Shuaibu, has adjourned the case to Tuesday October 28, for further hearing.