Today, a Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court remanded 16-year-old housewife, suspect of poisoning her husband to death, in children’s remand home.
The suspect, who lives at Shittar village, Danbatta local government area of Kano State, is facing a count charge of blamable homicide. She was accused of poisoning the husband, Auwalu Isa to death.
The Chief magistrate, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, who ordered the remand, adjourned the matter till June 7 for mention. The prosecutor, Insp. Aluta Mijinyawa, told the court that one ibrahim Yahaya of the same address rumored the matter at Danbatta Police Division on April 25.
He same that the defendant on April 22, at about 7 p.m., cooked food for Isah, 35, and mixed it with rat poison. “After her husband Ate the food, he died instantly as a results of food poising,’’ he said. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 221 of the penal code.