Friday, October 31, 2014

Girl-Bride Who Killed Husband & Three Others Goes Dumb In Court

Most of you will remember the 14-year old girl-bride who poisoned her husband’s meal in April for forcefully marrying her and not allowing her continue her studies. Unfortunately, some of his friends who came visiting the day she decided to poison his meal so that she could be ‘free’ ate out of the food and three of them died. Wasila was charged to court, but some human rights body have stood for her saying she was young and ignorant.

Wasila was arraigned in court yesterday in kano but after the court registrar read the charge to her repeatedly, she formed dumb refusing to say a word; Here’s how Vanguard reports it.

There was a mild drama at Gezawa High Court, Kano, yesterday as a girl-bride, Wasila Tasi, suspected to have killed her husband and three others in April, failed to utter a word in court during her trial.

The high profile culpable homicide case that attracted the attention of the human rights community was nearly stalled by refusal of the 14-year-old suspect to speak.

Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Muhammad Yahaya was compelled to enter a plea of ‘not guilty’ on her behalf shortly after the charged sheet was read and explained to her in the local dialect.

Wasila, looking perturbed at the dock, was repeatedly asked whether she understood the content of what was read before her, but each time she failed to utter a word as the court registrar ran through the four-count charge of culpable homicide punishable by death under Section 221 A of the Penal Code.

The decision of the court to enter a plea of not guilty on her behalf revived the case as the prosecution counsel, Lamido Abba Soron Dinki, offered to line up five witnesses to prove the merit of the case.

The presiding judge, therefore, adjourned the matter to November 26 and 27 to continue hearing and also ordered that the suspect be returned to remand home.

24 comments:

  1. I hope she is freed one day

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  2. Lol dem don teach am what to do

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  3. She is lucky she is not in Iran, she would have been killed

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  4. She committed a crime and must be punished accordingly. Why would killing someone ever be a solution to her problems?? Ever thought of running away or seeking help from a NGO? I guess not.

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    1. Punished by who and how, which kind of punishment are you on about?

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    2. @anon 9:48 do you think it would have been that easy for her. She is a minor and that probably was her best solution

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  5. This must has been as a result of shock

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  6. Hahahahah, ds better let's see how she will be judged wen she can't hear anything, I pray doctors proves her really dumb, so dt d matter go end, and I also pray she gets back her hearing after d case is ruled. Nonsense!!! In d man's nex world (if der's any) he wuld't marry under age.

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  7. Poor girl. God will vindicate you

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  8. She was just pretending and it won't be funny if she was not medically found dumb

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  9. I pray for her freedom

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  10. I really pity her

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  11. She's deceiving herself

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  12. Free her and let her go back to school

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  13. concerned citizen31 October, 2014 17:01

    Why is she being tried as an adult? She is still a very little girl who is still trying to understand life..may God help her.

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  14. #freeWasila#freedom4Wasila#

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