A married woman in Rano Local Government Area of Kano State, Malama Khadija, who allegedly dissolved her own marriage, has married her daughter’s boyfriend.
It was gathered that the woman took the decision after her daughter, Aisha rejected her suitor.
But the woman’s relatives in an interview with the local radio station in Kano accused the Hisbah Commandant of Rano LGA of marrying off their daughter without their consent, adding that they didn’t even know her whereabouts.
But Malama Khadija told the radio station that said she was living happily with her new husband.
She argued that her marriage was not prohibited in Islam.
The woman explained that after realising that her daughter (Aisha) decided not to marry her former boyfriend, she felt that both of them should not lose him.
Khadija said having taken the decision, she contacted the family of her daughter’s boyfriend for the right thing to be done.
She said that she was as beautiful as her daughter.
“I didn’t do it with ignorance. I contacted clerics and they said it is not prohibited in Islam. When I contacted him (the new husband), 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,” she said.
But 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 want them to bring out our daughter. We want the general commandant and the state government to look into the matter,”.he said.
Commenting on the development, Hisbah Commandant in Rano, Ustaz Nura Rano, said only the state command of the board could speak on the matter.
But when contacted, the state’s Hisbah Commander General, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina, said an investigation had been launched into the matter.