A person has been dragged to court docket for allegedly marrying his personal grandniece in Zamfara State.
A Increased Shari’a Court docket in Tsafe, Tsafe Native Authorities Space of Zamfara on Thursday fastened Aug. 2 to rule in a case filed towards the person, Musa Tsafe,57, who allegedly married his grandniece.
The Presiding Choose, Malam Bashir Mahe, adjourned for ruling after submissions by the Prosecution and Defence Counsel, Ayuba Abdullahi .
Mahe on July 22 adjourned to permit the defence counsel research the proof offered towards his shoppers in court docket.
Abdullahi, nonetheless, mentioned he was not glad with the court docket proceedings. He prayed the court docket to switch the case to an Higher Sharia Court docket as a result of the Increased Sharia court docket wouldn’t give his shoppers a good listening to .
He submitted that the problems raised within the proof offered in court docket by the prosecution weren’t sufficient to terminate the wedding of his shoppers.
Ayuba mentioned he was not glad with the style the choose was dealing with the matter too.
The defence counsel, due to this fact urged that the matter be moved to the Higher Sharia court docket the place he has confidence within the choose.
Mahe mentioned he would rule on all the problems raised by the defence on Aug. 2.
The Hisbah Fee filed the go well with looking for a dissolution of the 23-year-old union.
The Hisbah fee instructed the court docket that the wedding between Tsafe and Wasila Musa, his Nephew’s daughter was towards Sharia legal guidelines and Islamic jurisprudence.
The fee mentioned it was compelled to file a case towards the couple after efforts by the Islamic Advisory Council (Shura) and the Tsafe Emirate since 2020 yielded no fruit.
Counsel to the fee, Malam Sani Muhammed, instructed the court docket that investigations by varied Islamic our bodies and the emirate confirmed that the couple who received married a while in 1999 are instantly associated and so marriage is forbidden between them.
Muhammed mentioned the act contravenes the teachings of Islam as indicated within the Holy Qur’an chapter three verse 23.
He, due to this fact, prayed the court docket to instantly terminate the wedding.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Tsafe, 35, has eight youngsters with Musa.