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State Moves to Drop Murder Charges Against Nigeria Child Bride

State prosecutors in northern Nigeria say they will not go ahead with murder charges against a child bride accused of killing her husband and three others. Wasila Tasiu faced murder charges in the northern state of Kano for killing her husband and three others with a poison-laced meal last year. A prosecutor announced Wednesday, however, the state would move to drop charges against Tasiu. Attoney general for the state Maliki Kuliyu Umar said, “We considered the age of the girl. We also...

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