Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman has been accused of marrying off fourteen year old Habiba Isiyaku to her kidnapper.
The fourteen year old, who according to her father, Mal. Isiyaku
Tanko was abducted from her 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’
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 was
currently 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.
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’
“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.
This is strange !!!
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