by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/10/15, 04:55 pm
Wasila Tasi’u, 15, appeared Monday in a Nigerian court wearing a full-face veil. The case against her: murdering her husband with rat poison.
Tasi’u’s family married her to a 35-year-old man when she was 13. A year later, she allegedly poisoned a meal she prepared for her husband and three of his friends. Though she faced charges of culpable homicide and a possible death sentence, the court discharged Tasi’u’s case two days ago. Her lawyer, Hussaina Aliyu Ibrahim, said the prosecution failed to establish Tasi’u’s intent to kill and how she did it.