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Defence says drop Nigeria child bride murder charge

"We urge your lordship to discharge and acquit the accused," lawyer Hussaina Aliyu said at the High Court in Gezawa, a small town outside the state capital Kano. Prosecutors say Wasila Tasi'u, who comes from a poor and deeply conservative Muslim family, poisoned the food served at a party last year after marrying Umar Sani in Kano state, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on child marriage.
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Added March 16, 2015
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