Teenage wife stabs husband to death over sex, 11 days after wedding

A 17-year-old wife has allegedly killed her husband for trying to have sex with her, claiming she had no idea sex is a marital obligation.

According to Salma Hassan, a resident of Itas-Gadau in Bauchi state, she thought her husband was trying to defile her, which was why she stabbed him to death just 11 days after their wedding.

She told journalists that when her husband approached her for sex that night, she thought what he was doing was wrong, so she objected. She said:

“We were married. We loved each other.

“I never knew that sex is a marital obligation. On that fateful night when he approached me for sex, I refused him because I have never been involved in it. I thought he wanted to defile me.

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“He later got angry and was trying to force himself on me with slaps and beating, then I picked up a knife to scare him away but he kept coming. I didn’t know when I stabbed him with the knife in his chest.

“I have already given my statement. I’m in great suffering. I’m in great bitterness. I don’t know what will happen to me now. But I wouldn’t have done what I did if I knew better.”

According to a Police statement, a knife was recovered when they arrested Salma for culpable homicide at her home in Itas-Gadau.

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