7 Years Later, Kano Teen Bride Who Murdered Husband Gains Freedom

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A Kano teen bride 16, now 23, Rahma Hussain has been freed by Justice Ishaq Bello led Presidential Committee on Prison Reforms and Decongestion on Saturday. 

Ms Hussain killed her husband barely a week after their marriage. She stabbed him to death at Darmanawa, Tarauni Local Government in Kano. 

She was charged to a high court in Kano, presided by Justice RA Sadiq who convicted her and “detained at the pleasure of the governor of the state” because she was underaged at the time and killed the husband because they was forced-married. 

Ms Hussain was freed “based on the recommendation from the officials of the correctional centre who attested to her good behavior and industry,” according to the spokesman of Correctional Centres in Kano, Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa. 

The committee initially counsel the state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who has the sole power of prerogative of mercy on her case to consider her for state pardon which he obliged. 

Ms Hussain thanking the committee and the correctional center staff, she said in tears “I’m grateful to this committee. May Allah bless you. The officials of the correctional centre, who recommended me to be beneficiary of this gesture, may Allah reward you abundantly,”.

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