Woman divorces husband, marries her daughter’s boyfriend

A Kano woman, Malama Khadija, has dissolved her own marriage and tied the knot with her daughter’s boyfriend.

She reportedly married him in Rano Local Government Area of the state after her daughter, Aisha, rejected his marriage proposal.

The woman’s relatives however, accused the Hisbah Commandant of Rano LGA of marrying off their daughter without their consent and that they didn’t even know where she was.

They visited a radio station to raise an alarm when they learnt that Khadija had married a younger man without informing her family.

But in reaction, Khadija who later visited the station, said she was living happily with her new husband. According to the woman, Muslim clerics gave her assurance that her marriage was not prohibited in Islam.

When Malama Khadija’s child turned down the boyfriend that asked for her hand in marriage, she decided to ensure she and her daughter don’t lose him.

She said that she then contacted his new husband’s family for the the marital rites to be performed.

She said; “I didn’t do it with ignorance. I contacted clerics and they said it is not prohibited in Islam. When I contacted him (the new husband), he agreed, but my parents and relatives refused to do the marriage rites. That was why I decided to go to Hisbah and we are happily married now.”

Khadija’s uncle, Abdullahi Musa Rano, said they felt it was wrong for her to marry her daughter’s suitor after deliberately dissolving her first marriage.

He said they refused to allow her marry him because he was not qualified to be her husband, but she still went ahead.

“She mounted pressure on her husband to divorce her just to marry the man. We can’t do this shameful thing in our family which was why we refused to join them in marriage. We are not happy with what Hisbah did and we want them to bring out our daughter. We want the general commandant and the state government to look into the matter,” he said.

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