The Nation reviews that the 14-yr-old who in accordance with her father, Mal Isiyaku Tanko was kidnapped from faculty, Authorities Senior Secondary Faculty, Kudun Kankara, Kastina state by one Jamilu Lawal, has been forcefully transformed to Islam and married off by the Emir with out her mother and father consent.
Mal. Tanko who was made to current his case by the Stefanos Basis at a press convention in Abuja, said that Jamilu had not solely admitted to abducting his daughter but in addition revealed that she is presently being stored at the Palace of the Emir of Katsina.
He added that the Emir had knowledgeable him that his daughter had been transformed to Islam and he had acquired the sum of N50, 000.00 as dowry from Jamilu Ibrahim, he additionally stated the Emir had knowledgeable him that he’ll marry Habiba off to Jamilu in accordance with islamic rites and injunctions.
His phrases, “My little woman was kidnapped on the sixteenth of August 2016 from her faculty. After my investigations, I found that Jamilu Lawal who lives in the same group was chargeable for my daughters’ disappearance.
“I requested that a formal grievance concerning the incident be lodged to the Commissioner of Police in Kastina, Jamilu and his mother and father have been summoned to the police station and he not solely admitted to abducting my daughter Habiba but in addition revealed that she was presently being stored at the Palace of the Emir of Kastina.
“On arrival at the Palace, the Emir knowledgeable me that my daughter has been transformed from Christianity to Islam henceforth, there isn’t any longer any relationship between me and my daughter and we will not inherit one another.
He accused me of defaming him at the Police Station and I used to be threatened, intimidated and coerced to signal an apology drafted on my behalf in his Palace.
“As at today, I’m conscious that the Emir of Kastina has gone forward to marry out my little woman with out my consent, having acquired a dowry he isn’t entitled to obtain, it fills me with a lot ache and grief to comprehend that my daughter, who will flip 15 this Saturday the fifteenth could also be celebrating her birthday in a pressured marriage.
“I attraction to all properly-which means Nigerians and people in authority to A**ist be a part of arms to see that my daughter is launched to me although the violations already achieved to her individual could also be irreversible. I additional attraction that the Incident be nicely investigated and diligently prosecuted.”
Programme Coordinator for Stafanos Basis, Mark Lipdo, a Non-Governmental Group A**isting the mother and father with the discharge of Habiba said.
“We’ve been making an attempt to intervene within the conflicts happening in Nigeria, we consider within the human rights of all residents and encourage that elementary rights be upheld always to take care of a sane society.
“Many occasions we call on the suitable authorities to behave like within the case of Habiba Isiyaku, such incidents could make conflicts proceed in Nigeria.
“Habiba is a woman that simply accomplished her Junior Secondary faculty and had excellent grades, she had a lot prospects solely to be kidnapped, when her mother and father have been invited to the Emirs palaceN she was introduced out in a hijab and he informed them that they not have any relationship with the woman anymore as a result of she has been transformed to Islam and that he the Emir of Katsina has now grow to be the daddy of the woman and he can do no matter he needs together with her.
“After a couple of days that the daddy was despatched again, we adopted with the Commissioner of Police to attempt to get the woman, we took a lawyer with us as Stefanos Basis to face with the mother and father to demand for his or her rights however the rights where denied, we petitioned the Inspector Basic (IG) of Police right here in Abuja to see if he can safe the women launch however until date, he’s but to reply, we introduced the mother and father to Christian A**ociation of Nigeria (CAN) for A**ist, to see in the event that they will help safe her launch they usually stated that they are going to be following the matter up with the IG, however up until today, nothing, we’ve been on this city for 3 days now we’ve not heard something from CAN and the IG.
“The woman is a minor and issues like this has to cease occurring on this nation as a result of if it continues, individuals are going to outcome to self-A**ist as a result of where an individual has been informed his proper however he it has been intentionally refused it, if the individual has any power, he’ll outcome to self-A**ist.”