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Man rapes teenage wife to death days after marriage in Jigawa

NEWS DIGEST – The Jigawa State police command has arrested a 30-year-old man, Alasan Audu, for allegedly raping his wife to death days after she denied him sex for 20 days after their wedding.

News Digest reports that Audu raped 17-year old Hansa’u to death on April 21, at Kankarelu village in Ringim Local Government Area, Jigiwa State.

Spokesman of the command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident last Thursday said the teenage wife had another person she had in mind but her parents betrothed her to Audu who she never wanted to get married to.

However, she was forced to get married to Audu and when he wanted to have sex with her, she refused and Audu forcefully raped her to death. Audu may likely face a charge for murder, which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty.

Jinjiri said the police removed the body and took it to the hospital where it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and deposited for autopsy report. He said after interrogation, the suspect confessed to committing the crime.