Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman has been accused of marrying off a fourteen year old Habiba Isiyaku to the same man who abducted her.
The 14 year old was forcefully taken from her school, Government Senior Secondary School, Kudun Kankara, Kastina State by one Jamilu Lawal.
The girl’s father, Mal. Tanko, stated that Jamilu admitted to forcefully taking his daughter and that she is being kept at the Palace of the Emir of Katsina.
He added that the Emir 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.
His words, “My little girl was forcefully taken on the 16th of August 2016 from her school.
“I later discovered that Jamilu Lawal 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 where he admitted he took the child.
“On arrival at the Palace, the Emir informed me that my daughter has been converted from Christianity to Islam.
“I told him to give me my daughter to go and practice her newly found faith in my house. The Emir said no. That it’s not possible.
“He said, henceforth, there is no longer any relationship between me and my daughter and we can no longer inherit each other.
“He further informed me that he has received the sum if N50, 000.00 as dowry from Jamilu Ibrahim for my daughter and that he will give her out in marriage in accordance with Islamic rites and injunctions.
“He accused me of defaming him at the Police Station and I was threatened, intimidated and coerced to sign an apology drafted on my behalf in his Palace.
“As at today, I am aware that the Emir of Kastina has gone ahead to marry out my little girl without my consent.
“I appeal to all well-meaning Nigerians and those in authority to help join hands to see that my daughter is released to me.”