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Forced marriage: 16-year-old girl commits suicide in Kano

4 burnt to death, 16 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

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A sixteen-year-old girl, Sadiya Usman, hanged herself at Garin Dauru village in Warawa Local Government Area, Kano State over alleged forced marriage.

Spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed the incident to news men

According to him “police on 01/08/2022 at about 3:00 received a phone call from the village Head of Garin Dauru town in Warawa local Government that a girl hanged herself in her room”.

He said after receiving the report, a team of policemen was mobilized to the scene and they discovered that the girl used her wrapper and wooden mortar to hang herself.

He said the girl was immediately rushed to the Wudil General Hospital and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Kiyawa said the investigation is going on to identify the reason she committed the suicide.

Malam Usman, the father of the deceased, debunked the report that the girl committed suicide over forced marriage.

“The report that the girl hanged herself because of forced marriage is not true, all I know is that my daughter is possessed by demons that used to disturb her from time to time,” he said.

Meanwhile, Four persons were burnt to death on Friday while 16 others sustained injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus at Oniworo, Foursquare Camp area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 

Mr Ahmed Umar, FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun confirmed the accident in Abeokuta, saying the accident occurred at 7:50 a.m.

He stated that the bus driver was speeding excessively before losing control and ramming into the median. The bus somersaulted and went into flames.

 

“A total of 20 persons were involved, four burnt beyond recognition while one female and 15 men were injured.

 

Umar stated that the injured victims were taken to a hospital at Ogere in Ogun.

 

He advised motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid crashes.

 

 

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