KANO, Nigeria — The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian court to spare his daughter the death sentence.
Wasilat Tasi’u is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani, who died after eating food that Tasi’u allegedly laced with rat poison.
“We are appealing to the judge to consider Wasilat’s plea,” her father, Isyaku Tasi’u, told the Associated Press on Thursday.
“She was married to a man that she didn’t love. She protested but her parents forced her to marry him,” Zubeida Nagee, a women’s rights activist in Kano, told AP.
Nagee and other activists have written a letter of protest to the Kano state deputy governor.Court seeks death penalty for ‘killer’ child bride
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