8th May, 2018
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday remanded a 16-year-old housewife, for allegedly poisoning her husband to death.
The defendant, who lives at Shittar village, Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, is facing a count charge of culpable homicide.
She was accused of poisoning the husband, Auwalu Isa to death.
The prosecutor, Insp. Aluta Mijinyawa, told the court that one Ibrahim Yahaya of the same address reported the matter at Danbatta Police Division on April 25.
He said that the accused on April 22, at about 7p.m., cooked food for Isah, 35, and mixed it with rat poison.
“After her husband ate the food, he died instantly as a result of food poisoning,’’ he said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 221 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, who ordered the remand adjourned the matter until June 7 for mention.