14 Year-Old Nigerian Child Bride Detained For The Murder Of Husband

Aisha Isah is 14 years old, a child bride in Niger State, Nigeria. Aisha was arrested late July for the murder of her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman for not...

Aisha Isah is 14 years old, a child bride in Niger State, Nigeria. Aisha was arrested late July for the murder of her 40-year-old husband, Isiaka Usman for not providing her needs. Young Aisha was married off to Isiaka five months ago. According to DAILYPOST report, the teenage wife had been complaining of starvation and maltreatment since she started living with Usman, who already had two wives.

Isah told newsmen on that her late husband failed to provide for her for two days, hence her action.

“And when I confronted him, he slapped me and out of anger, I hit him on the forehead with a pestle and he collapsed and died,” she explained.

Isah added, “My husband had the habit of not giving us money for food and each time we (the wives) confront him, he would tell us to go to our parents’ home and eat. He never cared about us; he beat us every time we demanded money for food.”

The issue of child marriage must be addressed now more than ever, Aisha needs help, and our collective assistance to get her back home if she’s not back there yet. We plan to follow this report by making enquiries into the case. Hopefully, Aisha gets the support and the help she needs at this time.
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