Police lied against us - Family cries out over alleged illegal marriage

Police lied against us - Family cries out over alleged illegal marriage

- Police have been accused of working against court injunction in Kaduna state

- The legality of the marriage of a daughter of a northern leader has been a subject between the family and the police

- According to the report, while the police claimed that the marriage was illegal, the family maintained that it was legislated by the court

The police authority has been accused of using propaganda to misinform the public over the controversy that surrounded marriage of the daughter of a northern leader, Alhaji Sani Dauda, popular known as ASD.

Legit.ng reports that a statement issued by the spokesperson for Dauda's family, Sai Ibrahim, indicated that the family denied the claim by the police that their daughter had an illegal second marriage and that the beating of a concerned citizen by a mob was triggered by ASD.

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Ibrahim claims that there was neither a stay of execution nor any superior judgement setting aside the initial judgement that dissolved the marriage between their daughter Nasiba and her ex-husband, Abubakar Musa.

He further stated that her second marriage is not only valid but legal.

The statement further raised some salient points as to the validity of the claim by the police that a concerned citizen was lynched for expressing dissent to the proposed marriage at the venue of the wedding.

Sadi accused the police of using state apparatus to protect the failed marriage of his friend through clandestine means.

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According to the statement, the police public enlightenment campaign programme had issued a statement casting aspersions on the genuineness and authenticity of ASD’s claims over brutality meted out to him and his daughter over the marriage which was said to have been consummated under Sharia law when the previous marriage with her ex-husband was dissolved by an upper area court in Kaduna in January 2019.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Lagos-based fashion designer, Joseph Ejiro, shared details of what he recently suffered in the hands of policemen in Festac, Lagos.

It was reported that Ejiro said he was kidnapped, beaten, tortured and made to pay N185,000 before he was released by men he identified as police officers.

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Source: Legit

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