Seventeen-year-old Maryam Yahaya has told the police that she killed her husband because he usually subjected her to “excessive” sex after she was forced to marry him last year.
Maryam was alleged to have killed her husband, 26-year old Lawal Bala, a butcher from Gangare in Jos North Local Government of the State.
She said that for the past one year that she married her husband, he turned her into a sex machine by making love to her at least six times a day.
Maryam said, “On each occasion, he would go as far as six rounds after taking drug enhancement. The thought of running away was out of the question because my patents will send me back to him. There was no other way out for me until the devil got into me.”
Maryam pleaded to be set free, saying she had repented. She added that she needed to go home to take care of herself as she was two months pregnant.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, assured justice would be done.
He said, “On July10, about 4.30pm, a distress call came from Gangere that Lawal Bala was murdered in his house by unknown persons.
“In the course of police investigation, one knife stained with blood, a bed sheet with blood stain and some cooked noodles were recovered at the scene of the incident.
“Maryam became the prime suspect and was arrested. She later confessed to the crime. The course of justice will be followed in the case.”