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Kano woman ‘wufs’ off daughter’s suitor in marriage

Kano woman ‘wufs’ off daughter’s suitor in marriage

A woman in Rano Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State, Malama Khadija, has reportedly married her daughter’s suitor.

She was said to have deliberately dissolved her hitherto marriage in order to marry the new husband.

Her daughter, Aisha, refused to marry the suitor, and the mother Khadija, swooped him off in a manner that is generally called ‘wuf’ in recent times in the North.

Khadija said she was well aware of what she did, and that she consulted with clerics who gave her the green to go ahead with the marriage, saying it was not prohibited in Islam.

Earlier, the woman’s relatives told Kano-based Freedom Radio that they were accusing the Hisbah Commandant of Rano LGA of marrying off their daughter without their consent and that they didn’t even know where she was.

But speaking to Freedom Radio also, Malama Khadija said she was healthy and hearty and that she was living happily with her new husband.

She explained that after realising that her daughter decided not to marry the man, she felt that both of them should not lose him and so she decided to contact his family, adding that she was as beautiful as her daughter.

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.

He explained that, “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.”


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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