A teenage girl has petitioned a Sharia Court in Magajin Gari in Kaduna State to compel her father to give consent to her marriage to her dream man, Naija News learnt.
The young lady whose name is given as Halima Yunusa reportedly dragged her biological father to the court on Monday, for disagreeing with her relationship with Bashir Yusuf.
The complainant who is a resident of Kasuwan Magani, Chikun Local Government Area of the State, told the court that she was in love with Yusuf, but that her parents would not let them get married.
However, while narrating his side of the story, Halima’s father, Ibrahim, who is said to be a businessman, told the court on Monday that he was aware of the serious relationship between his daughter and Yusuf.
He, however, said that Yusuf is yet to fulfil all known marriage obligations.
He acknowledged that Yusuf came to him and expressed his desire to marry his daughter, but he told him to bring his parents and family members.
Mr Ibrahim said Yusuf after a year still could not bring his parents.
He said Yusuf came back after some time and took away his daughter, making her stay with him for three days.
He added that he later heard they came back and went to his sister’s house.
According to him, he informed the Police and both of them were arrested and disciplined.
He said after their release from police custody, they ran away to Abuja where they spent two weeks.
Ibrahim added that he later met with Yusuf’s father and had several discussions, but his father said he would not allow his son to marry his daughter, Naija News reports.
“At last, his father later took us to the district head of our village where agreements were drafted and signed by all of us and our witnesses to caution my daughter to stay away from his son,” he said.
After listening to both sides, the court judge, Murtala Nasir, held that Yusuf’s father should be advised to allow the children to get married.
According to the Judge, “If he refuses, we will get them married in the court even without his blessings.”
The Judge, while adjourning the case until May 23 for Yusuf’s father to appear before the court for final judgment, advised the complainant to seek her parents’ and relatives’ forgiveness to have their blessings in her life.