Woman leaves own husband to marry daughter’s suitor
A woman, identified as Malama Khadija, has dissolved her marriage, and she is now married to her daughter’s suitor.
The incident happened in Rano Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano state.
According to the story, Malama’s daughter had rejected the suitor. But, to the surprise of family members, Malama nursed an interest in him and went ahead to contact him after leaving her own husband.
Malama’s family members are reported to have opposed the ‘disgraceful’ idea, but she defied them to marry the said suitor.
According to Malama, she met with the state’s moral police – the Hisbah – who said her action was not un-Islamic and even solemnized the strange marriage.
Malama’s family is accusing the Hisbah Commission of marrying her off without their consent, saying also that her whereabouts are unknown.
Defending herself while speaking to Freedom Radio, Malama said she is living happily with her new husband.
She said, “I didn’t do it with ignorance. I contacted clerics and they said it is not prohibited.
“When I contacted him, he agreed, but my parents and relatives refused to do the marriage rites. That was why I decided to go to Hisbah and we are happily married now.”
Malama Khadija’s uncle, Abdullahi Musa Rano, said they refused to allow her to marry the man because she deliberately dissolved her first marriage in order to marry her daughter’s suitor, who was not qualified to be her husband.
“She mounted pressure on her husband to divorce her just to marry the man. We can’t do this shameful thing in our family which was why we refused to join them in marriage.
“We are not happy with what Hisbah did and we are reporting to bring out our daughter. We want the general commandant and the state government to look into the matter,” he said.
The state’s General Commandant of Hisbah, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina, promised to investigate the matter.