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 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 .
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 )