Kano State has dropped murder charges against Wasila Tasiu, a child bride who poisoned her husband.

The State prosecutor, Abba Lamido Sorondinki, told the High Court of Kano on Wednesday that the government has dropped the murder charges held against her.

Wasila, who married Umar Sani, was charged with culpable homicide after she admitted to killing her husband in 2014.

The State prosecutor also told the Court that, “I am heartily declaring the government’s position is to drop the charges against her, and that she should be set free.”

The case will officially be dropped once the presiding judge, Justice Muhammad Yahaya, issues a written or verbal statement adjourning the case.

Wasila Tasiu admitted to killing her husband last year by putting rat poison in his food, which also killed three other people and hospitalized 10.

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