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