Widow drags uncle to court over forced marriage


By Aisha Gambo


A Widow, Ramatu Kabir on Tuesday dragged her uncle Wada Dan-Fulani to a Shari’a Court II sitting at Magajin Gari Kaduna  for forcing her to marry one Yahaya Alhaji.



The complaint, who resides at Hayin Dan-Bushiya said through her counsel, Nasir Abdullahi, that she was too matured to be forced into marriage, praying the court to dissolve the union .



“My client lost her first husband 17 years  ago, in which she has a daughter who is a teenager now; She was only informed about  Yahya after the marriage”, he said.



Abdullahi stated that it was wrong in Islam for a father or uncle to force a woman who was once married or had never been married into marriage without her consent.



The defendant who was represented by his counsel, Shuaibu Lawal,  prayed the court to give them time to prepare their defence.



The judge Malam Musa Sa’ad-Goma after listening to both parties adjourned the case until Feb 4. for hearing.

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