In Bauchi State,a 17-year-old housewife has said she attempted to kill her rival’s two-week old baby because of the deep hatred she had for her husband and his first wife — the baby’s mother.Speaking in an interview with newsmen today,the suspect,Hindatu Abdullahi,said her father forced her into the marriage when she was just 15 years old.
She said: “My husband,Abdullahi Ori,and I have been married for two years now and we have a child.He married me as his second wife.He used to love me dearly,but he suddenly started maltreating me.
He would beat me,insult me and abuse me at the slightest provocation.I reported his maltreatment to my parents all the time,but they have never believed what I told them,since it was their idea for me to marry him.
My father forced me to marry him, against my wish.I have been staying in my husband’s house just because of my parents.” Abdullahi,who sobbed while she spoke to newsmen said: “I have not been in good terms with my husband and my rival.
We are always fighting.I don’t know why I did what I did, but I regret it.Whatever punishment that will be given to me should be done,but every time I remember my action,I keep regretting doing what I did.”