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Teenager’s suit against her father, stalled by petition



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A petition filed by Malam Muhammad Yusuf, on Monday in a Sharia Court of Appeal, stalled hearing in a suit file by a teenager, Halima Yunusa, accusing her father of refusing to give his consent for her to marry her lover, Bashir Yusuf.

NAN reports that a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on May 16, ordered Yusuf, the petitioner to appear before it in order to acknowledge and agree that his son Bashir will marry Yunusa.

In continuation of the case, Yusuf, who honoured the Court’s invitation, followed a petition he wrote and brought from the registry, halted the ongoing case.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir, who expressed surprise, said he was trying to put everything in order by advising Yusuf to allow his son marry Yunusa.

He adjourned the matter sina die (without any future date being designated (as for resumption).

NAN reports that the Judge, at the last sitting, held that Yusuf, should be advised to allow the children get married.

“If he refuses, we will get them married in the court even with out his blessings,” he said.

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