Wasila Umaru was a 14-year-old child bride married to Umaru Sani, a 35- year-old man in Nigeria. Child brides and arranged marriages are common in many cultures, but it is very uncommon how Umaru got out of her marriage. She poisoned her new groom and three of his friends and sickened a dozen others, stating that she used rat poison in the food because she was forced to marry a man she did not love. According to police, child marriages are common in the mainly Muslim north Nigeria.
At this time Umaru, will be charged with culpable homicide and according to police superintendent Musa Magaji Majia she is cooperating with authorities. “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.”