Emir of Katsina, ABDULMUMIN KABIR USMAN has denied the alleged abduction and forceful marriage of a fourteen-year-old girl HABIBA ISA in his emirate.
Emir USMAN at a meeting with the Katsina branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria also said the girl embraced Islam of her own volition and also chose to marry one LAWAL JAMILU, an aide to the Emir.
The Emir who was represented by one of his kingmakers at the meeting said the girl had indicated her interest in marrying JAMILU and that the Emirate Council married her after the man paid a dowry of fifty thousand naira.
The girl’s father had reportedly petitioned the police on the abduction, forceful conversion to Islam and marriage of his daughter without his consent.
In his remarks at the meeting, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Katsina, NELSON ONYEKACHUKWU urged the palace to always contact them on such matters.