16-year-old beheads father for barring union with married man

She hacked him [Photo: Courtesy]

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in Abuja after she beheaded her father for denying her consent to get married.

According to Sunnews, Emani Kure was arrested after she hacked her father Kusha Kure, 40, in Karavan after he refused to allow her marry Nasiru Musa,24.

Kure had reportedly been dating Musa, who had another wife, for two years, a fact that did not sit well with her father.

"My father has beaten me several times, to stop me from marrying Nasiru. Around 3.00am on March 11, my mother told me while we were sleeping outside, to go into my father’s room where he was sleeping.

"She said that I should take his cutlass and kill him. I ran to where my father always keeps his cutlass and went to his room. I cut him on the neck with the cutlass while my mother held his leg.

"After killing him, I ran away to the house of my friend, Regina. Nasiru did not know that I wanted to kill my father. He was shocked when he heard that I killed my father,” said Kure.

Kure’s mother Asabe, 35, denied any involvement in the gruesome killing and blamed it on the jilted lovers.

''I went to the Bwari Police Division to report that my husband was killed in his room.

"I told the police that I suspected my daughter and her boyfriend. Later the police arrested Nasiru and my daughter.

"She confessed to the crime but claimed that I gave her instruction to kill my husband. I was not involved in killing my husband," said Asabe.