A 17-year-old wife accused of killing her husband as he tried to have sex with her in Bauchi has said she had no idea s*x is a marital obligation, so she thought her husband was trying to defile her.
Salma Hassan, a resident of Itas-Gadau, was paraded at the Bauchi Police Command on Tuesday, May 19, for stabbing her husband to death 11 days after their wedding.
She told journalists that when her husband approached her for s*x that night, she thought what he was doing was wrong, so she objected. However, her husband beat her and tried to force himself on her. She said she then picked a knife to scare him but mistakenly stabbed him with it.
She said: “We were married. We loved one another .
“I never knew that s*x is a marital obligation. thereon fateful night when he approached me for sex, I refused him because I actually have never been involved in it. i assumed he wanted to defile me.
“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 after 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 is going to 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 after they arrested Salma for culpable homicide at her range in Itas-Gadau.