Legal Nigeria

Teen sues father for refusing to give marriage consent

A teenager, Halima Yunusa, yesterday sued her father before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State for allegedly refusing to let her marry her lover, Bashir Yusuf

Yunusa told the court that she was in love with Yusuf but that her parents were not letting them get married.

The teenager’s father, Ibrahim, a businessman, however, told the court that he was aware of the “extreme love” between his daughter and Yusuf, but added that Yusuf was yet to fulfill all known marriage rites.

Agency Report