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Forced marriage: Kano teenager who killed husband released on state pardon




The federal authorities has confirmed the pardon granted Rahma Hussein, a local of Kano, convicted of homicide.

In 2014, on the age of 16, the kid bride was charged with culpable murder after killing her husband to protest her compelled marriage.

She stabbed the deceased, Tijjani Basiru to loss of life on the Darmanawa quarters in Tarauni Native Authorities Space.

Rahma was married off by her father. Three days later, as Tijjani tried to get intimate, a battle that ensued induced his demise.

A press release on Sunday by Umar Gwandu, spokesman to Justice Minister, introduced Rahma and 30 different inmates have been launched from the Kano correctional centre.

Gwandu mentioned the Presidential Committee on Correctional Centres Reform and Decongestion visited the ability.

The group paid fines for inmates who have been convicted of minor offences and in addition reviewed “peculiar instances”.

Nineteen have been launched after fee of fines by the Justice Ministry; 3 freed after fee by the Buni Yadi Basis; 2 launched after fee by Coverage Vault Africa. Seven have been freed resulting from previous age.

Gwandu mentioned the United Nations Workplace on Medication and Crimes (UNODC) referred to as the eye of committee chairman, Justice I. U. Bello (rtd) to Rahma’s case.

“Representatives of UNODC and Buni Yadi Basis have been additionally current to lend their voice and assist to the discharge of Rahma”, the assertion added.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has promised that the state authorities will assist her rehabilitation course of.

On October 30, the Legal professional-Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami inaugurated the Reforms and Decongestion committee.

The presidential physique has facilitated the discharge of greater than 10,000 inmates.

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