Emir of Katsina fingered in Kidnap, child marriage scandal.


Abdulmumini Usman, the Emir of Katsina, 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.

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