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14-year-old Bride kills 35-year-old husband with rat poison!



A teenage bride, Wasila Umaru, has allegedly killed
her 35-year-old husband, Umaru Sani, and three
others in Ungwar Maisoro, Gaya Local Government
Area of Kano State, with a rat poison which she
administered on the food she served the victim and 14 of
his friends.
Spokesman of the Kano State Police Command,
ASP Musa Magaji Majiya, who revealed this at a
press conference yesterday, said 14-year-old Wasila
reportedly bought the rodent pesticide known in local
parlance as Shinkafa Bera, at a village market for
The unsuspecting husband and three of his friends were said to have eaten the poisonous food and gave up the ghost in the process.
Two of the friends, Nasiru Mohammed and Alhassan
Alhassan of Yansoro Kademi, died on the spot, while
the other female victim, Indo Ibrahim, lost her life at
the hospital.
The ten others who ate the food alongside the deceased
were treated and discharged at the hospital.
Wasila confessed to the act, justifying it on the ground
of forced marriage to a man she didn’t love.
“On 5/4/2014 at about 22;00hrs, an information was
received at Gaya Division that one Wasila Umaru,
14 years old, of Yansoro Kademi, Gaya LGA, Kano,
bought rodenticides (Shinkafa Bera) and diluted it into
her husband’s food…
“The suspect confessed to the act and claimed that
because she does not love her husband, she resorted to
taking this option. Corpses were taken to hospital for
examination. Investigation is on top gear,” the police
spokesman said.
Meanwhile, two persons, Gaddafi Inusa and Hayadu
Ibrahim, died after drinking Zobo juice laced with a
poisonous substance known as Zakami during a
wedding at Ungwar Uku quarters, Kano.
The police, on getting the information, swung into
action and effected the arrest of the first two suspects
who fled to Bauchi State.
“On 31/03/2014, at about 20:40hrs, information was
received from a Good Samaritan on the same date
about 15:00- 16:00hrs, that a wedding ceremony of one
Ahmed Musa was organised at Ungwar Uku
Quarters, Kano.
“During the celebration, one Abdullahi Shuaibu, alias
Abba Kwaya, Abubakar Musa, alias Abba Teko and
Abubakar Aliyu, alias Kwalla, all males, of Ungwar
Uku, conspired and adulterated the Zobo juice with
poisonous substance, Zakami, which was served to the
“After drinking the Zobo, two people namely, Gaddafi
Inusa and Hayadu Ibrahim died.”

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