- A lady in Abuja is suing her father for refusing her marry her chosen suitor
- The father is refusing because the man is not Fulani
- She asked the court to compel her father to give a better reason
On Monday, May 15, a 23-year-old Nigerian lady, Khadija Ibrahim sued her father, Ibrahim Bassa to court at Upper Area Court in Karu, Abuja.
Khadija told the court that her father is refusing her marriage to her chosen suitor, Abdulhamidu, because the man is not a Fulani man. His lack of consent is inhibiting the couple from carrying on with their wedding.
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She said: "He has refused to grant my request for marriage and he has also not given me a satisfactory explanation to that effect. The man I want to marry has made several attempts to meet with my father to discuss the wedding plan but he always avoided him."
“The day my suitor will be coming, that is the day my father will leave the house for an unknown place and this habit is delaying our marriage plan. The only reason he gave me was that the man I want to marry is not Fulani, which is not satisfactory to me because that is the only man I love. I want the court to compel him to give a satisfactory reason why I cannot marry the man I love."
The respondent, Bassa, confirmed his daughter's allegations. He said: "It is true that I have not granted the man any audience. I have always avoided him because I am against his choice as a suitor."
“I have warned my daughter that marriage is not a child’s play. How can she get married to a man whose root and origin are not known to us?"
“If you are getting married in the Fulani tribe, the man or woman’s immediate and extended families must be known to everyone. My Lord, she is too young to make a choice of marriage and even to marry an outsider but she has remained adamant and even brought me to court."
The judge, Abdullahi Baba, adjourned the matter till May 29 and advised both parties to maintain peace until then.
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