A 22-year-old housewife has allegedly committed suicide by taking rat poison in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa, to protest her husband’s plan to marry another wife.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Wednesday.
Jinjiri gave the name of the deceased as Malama Hajara.
He said the jealous housewife committed the act on Monday around 6p.m. in Yanmalam village, Miga town.
“On September 18, around 8p.m., we received a report that one 22-year-old housewife identified as Hajara has committed suicide by taking rat poison around 6p.m. simply because her husband was planning to marry another wife.
“She was taken to General Hospital, Jahun, in Jahun Local Government Area where she died on the same day,” Jinjiri said.
He added that the body of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial.
A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN that the deceased’s sister had, in 2001, attempted suicide by taking rat poison when her husband planned to marry another wife.
“Fortunately, she survived it,” the source said. (NAN)