Why wife set husband’s house ablaze

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The police in Adamawa state has arrested a 20-year-old bride, Amina Hassan, of Mubi North LGA, Adamawa state for setting her husband’s house ablaze over his refusal to divorce her.

The suspect got married to her husband, Muhammed Auwal about 5 weeks. She told the police that she set the house on fire because of her husband’s refusal to end their union.

‘’We made an arrangement that he will divorce me after the marriage. I met him and pleaded with him to divorce me, but he remained adamant. He descended on me and started beating me instead of divorcing me as a result of which I lost my temper and set the house ablaze”, she further narrated.

Residents of the community say few days to the wedding, Amina told her parents that she was no longer interested in the marriage, but her parents said there was no going back because they had distributed invitation cards. After the marriage, the bride sought for a help from a native doctor to turn the heart of her husband away from her or make him to hate her so that he will divorce her.

After collecting the sum of N12,000 from her for the job, the native doctor performed all necessary rituals and succeeded in turning her heart further away from him instead of his heart away from her as agreed. She lamented that the native doctor has since relocated to Maiduguri in Borno State and his phone number is no longer reachable.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said further investigation is being carried out by the police.

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