Emir Of Katsina Accused Of Doing The Outrageous To 14-year-Old Girl

Physinews: Emir of Katsina fingered in Kidnap, child
marriage scandal.
Abdulmumini Usman, the Emir of Katsina north west Nigeria, have
been
accused of marrying off, 14-year-old Habiba
Isiyaku to
the man who kidnapped her.


The Nation reports that the 14-year-old who
according
to her father, Mal Isiyaku Tanko was kidnapped
from
school, Government Senior Secondary School,
Kudun
Kankara, Kastina state by one Jamilu Lawal,
has been
forcefully converted to Islam and married off by
the Emir
without her parents consent.
Mal. Tanko who was made to present his case
by the
Stefanos Foundation at a press conference in
Abuja,
stated that Jamilu had not only admitted to
abducting
his daughter but also revealed that she is
presently
being kept at the Palace of the Emir of Katsina.

He added that the Emir had informed him that
his
daughter had been converted to Islam and he
had
received the sum of N50,000.00 as dowry from
Jamilu
Ibrahim, he also said the Emir had informed him
that he
will marry Habiba off to Jamilu in accordance
with
Islamic rites and injunctions.
His words, “My little girl was abducted on the
16th of
August 2016 from her school. After my
investigations, I
discovered that Jamilu Lawal who lives in the
same
community was responsible for my daughters’
disappearance.

“I requested that a formal complaint about the
incident be
lodged to the Commissioner of Police in
Kastina, Jamilu
and his parents were summoned to the police
station and
he not only admitted to abducting my daughter
Habiba but
also revealed that she was presently being kept
at the
Palace of the Emir of Kastina.

“On arrival at the Palace, the Emir informed me
that my
daughter has been converted from Christianity
to Islam
henceforth, there is no longer any relationship
between me
and my daughter and we can no longer inherit
each other.