Girl, 20, sues father for rejecting suitor


A 20-year-old girl, Miss Amina Hassan, on Tuesday charged his father, Adamu Hassan, to a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari, Kaduna for his refusal to allow her marry the man she loves.

NAN reports that Amina, who lives with her grandmother on Bashama Road, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, said through her lawyer, Ado Ali, that she wants the court to order her father to marry her off to her suitor.

The complainant added that she had attained the age of marriage and would want to settle down with the man she loves, but her father had refused to assent to it.

“We want the court to order her father to marry her off to her heartthrob” (sic), her lawyer said in court.

He also prayed that if the father remains adamant, the court should serve as the girl’s guardian and marry her off to the man she loves.

Ali said he had made attempts to convince the father to soften his stand, to no avail.

According to the counsel, the father is withholding his blessing because the suitor has no regard for him.

The girl’s counsel, however, prayed the court to grant the two parties two weeks to sort things out and reach an agreement.

The defendant’s counsel, Nasir Abdullahi, also agreed with the submission of the prosecution counsel for the court to give them time to resolve the issue.

The Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal, noted that even though the father had the right to assess his daughter’s suitors, he has no right to force anyone on her.

He, therefore, ordered the defendant’s lawyer to present the father in court on October 29.


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