Malama Hajara could not come to terms with the reality that her husband was about to marry another wife.

She decided to protest against it by taking her life.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the development in Dutse on Wednesday.

He said that the jealous housewife committed the act on Monday around 6 p.m. in Yanmalam village.

“On Sept. 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 is planning to marry another wife.

“She was taken to General Hospital, Jahun, in Jahun Local Government Area where she died on the same day,” he said.

He added that the corpse of the deceased had been handed over to her family for burial.

It seems it is a habit in Malama's family to take their lives when their husbands take second wives.

In 2001, Malama's sister attempted suicide by taking rat poison when her husband planned to marry another wife according to a family source.

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