The Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a Sharia judge, Murtala Nasir, and former chairman of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited (PAN), Alhaji Sani Dauda, for allegedly giving out Alhaji Sani Dauda’s daughter, Nasiba Dauda, in marriage twice.
Also arrested by the police was Shehu Dauda, one of the sons of Alhaji Sani Dauda. Nasir was said to have conducted the marriage on Saturday, November 9, 2019.
According to reports, the three of them were arrested on Monday, November 11, and are being detained at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad office of the Kaduna State Police Command.
According to the lawyer to the accused persons, Sani Katu, his clients’ arrest was allegedly masterminded by former husband of Nasiba, one Abubakar Musa, said to be a close associate of the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu.
He said that Abubakar, who was not happy with the marriage, allegedly boasted that he would use his contacts to deal with whoever was involved in contracting the marriage.
Murtala Nasir, explained that Nabisa’s first marriage with Musa was officially nullified on 5th January, 2018. He explained that the marriage followed due process in line with Islamic laws and the Nigerian Constitution.
On his part, Alhaji Sani Dauda explained that he gave out his daughter to her new husband after she had officially divorced her first husband.
He explained that Abubakar who claimed to have a close relationship with the IGP, vowed to deal with him even when there was an existing divorce certificate between him and his daughter, Nasiba, dated 5th January 2018.