14-year-old bride, Wasila Tasiu, has been charged by the
Kano State Government with culpable homicide punishable
The young girl who hails from Yansoro village, Gaya Local
Government Council, had poisoned her soon to be husband
and his relatives with rat poison to avoid the marriage.
This recent development follows the transfer of the case from
juvenile court to a Kano State High Court over what judicial
sources attributed to “lack of jurisdiction by the lower
Vanguard obtained the charge sheet title: “Application to
prefer a charge under Section 185(B) of the Criminal
Procedure code Cap.105 Laws of Kano State 1991, signed on
behalf of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice
by a Senior State Counsel in the ministry, Lamido A Soron
Dinki, lined seven prosecution witnesses.
The sheet states: “By the power conferred upon the Attorney
General of Kano State of Nigeria under Section 211(1) (a) (b)
and (c) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
1999 (as amended) and Section 7 of the Criminal Procedure
Code Law Cap. 37 Laws of Kano State which delegate
powers, I do hereby seek, under Criminal Procedure Code, to
charge for trial of Wasila Tasiu”.