NIGERIA – A 20-year-old woman identified as Amina Hassan, has set her husband’s house on fire in Adamawa state for refusing to divorce her.
The housewife, a native of Shuware, Mubi North local government area of Adamawa had married her husband, Muhammed Auwal about five weeks ago.
Amina claimed that there was a pre-wedding arrangement with the man for him to divorce her shortly after their marriage ceremony.
Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, said the woman informed the police that Auwal started assaulting her when she insisted on getting the divorce so, out of anger, she set the house on fire.
“We made an arrangement that he would 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,” Amina told police investigators.
It was also gathered that a few days before the wedding, Amina had informed her parents that she was no longer interested in the marriage. However, they were said to have insisted on the wedding plans and told her there was no turning back as they had already distributed invitation cards.
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