17-Yr-Old Girl, Aisha Sets Herself Ablaze Over Fiance’s Inability To Pay N17K Dowry In Zamfara

Published 5 days ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 01:56 PM, 9/09/2019 (5 days ago)

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Girl sets herself ablaze over fiance’s inability to pay ₦17,000 dowry A 17-year-old girl identified as Aisha living in Albarkawa area in Gusau metropolis in Zamfara state on Sunday August 8, set her self ablaze owing to her fiance’s inability to marry her due to his poor finances.

Aisha’s neighbour told Daily Trust that she decided to commit suicide after she learnt that her fiance who dated her for quite a long time has no money to pay for dowry in preparation for her wedding.

He said her lover called Umar was asked by her parent to present himself to her family for the marital engagement but the young man told her parent that he was not financially well off to pay for the N17,000 as dowry demanded by the father of the girl.


“She brought a gallon of petrol and a matchbox. She got her self drenched in the petrol and struck a match stick and within a second she got engulfed in flames.Even before setting her self ablaze, her younger sister had tried hard to stop her from taking the dangerous decision by flinging the matchbox from her hand as any time she attempted to strike the matches the younger sister would stop her until when she became tired of stopping and went away.”

“The girl then ran outside the house screaming for help until some good Samaritans arrived and put out the raging flames tormenting her. The girl’s father said he had no money to take her to the hospital as he could only boast of N750 at the time the incident happened,”
he said.

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fineboy77 at 02:33 PM, 9/09/2019 (5 days ago)
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Thats what you get when your culture supports introducing lil girls to the sweetness of sex

smart61 at 08:03 PM, 9/09/2019 (5 days ago)
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She only became tired of poverty. Now her case has gone from bad to worse.
dopygenius at 03:00 AM, 10/09/2019 (5 days ago)
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Wetin poverty dey cause for that country
Baye77 at 07:22 AM, 10/09/2019 (4 days ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 02:33 PM,  9/09/2019
Thats what you get when your culture supports introducing lil girls to the sweetness of sex
This has nothing to do with culture. No evil is peculiar to any culture. We have read in this same place of igbo and yoruba kids involving in sex and killing themselves over it. We should all try to take sentiments out of our reasoning. Sentiments, religious or ethnic, will not help this country.
Baye77 at 07:24 AM, 10/09/2019 (4 days ago)
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Suicide is not the answer to anything


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