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Nigeria lady sues father for tried pressured marriage

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A 20-year-old lady recognized as Fatima has taken her father to a Shari’a Courtroom in Kaduna State in Nigeria as a result of he pressured her to marry a stranger.

Fatima had defined to her father that she was in love with one other particular person, however her father, Aliyu Muhammad, threatened to take her to the village and marry her off, based on native media stories.

Fatima’s lawyer, Malam Bulama stated that the lady was not suing the daddy out of disrespect for him.

The daddy advised the court docket that his late mother and father had chosen the groom for his daughter after they had been alive and he needed to respect their needs.

Decide Malam Aiyeku Abdulrahman dominated that whereas the daddy has the appropriate to decide on a husband for his daughter, pressured marriage was not inspired.

“You’re her father, subsequently it is best to enable her to current the particular person she desires to marry and if you’re happy along with his faith and character, you enable her to get married,” the court docket held.