Malama Khadija, a married woman in Rano LGA of Kano state, has left tongues wagging after she dumped her husband and tied the knot with her daughter’s suitor.
It is understood that the development occurred after Aisha, daughter to Khadija, rejected her suitor.
The incident has continued to elicit intense reactions across social media.
According to BBC Pidgin, Abdullahi Musa Rano, uncle to Khadija, called a local radio in the state on Monday to register his family’s opposition to the union.
The woman’s family also accused Hisbah commandant in Rano LGA of marrying off their daughter without their consent.
“She mounted pressure on her husband to divorce her just to marry the man. We can’t do this shameful thing in our family which was why we refused to join them in marriage,” he said.
“We are not happy with what Hisbah did and we want them to bring out our daughter. We want the general commandant and the state government to look into the matter.”
Sabiu Sani, a resident of Rano, who is familiar with the matter, said Aisha rejected the suitor because she dislikes him.
Sani added that several efforts by the suitor to marry Aisha proved abortive.
“Her (Aisha’s mother) felt instead of the family to lose the man (suitor), who she considers to be a good person, it would be better for her to marry him,” he said.
“What happened is strange and that is why everyone is talking about it in our town.”
Commenting on the development, Haruna Ibn-Sina, the state Hisbah commander, said the body has constituted a committee to look into the matter.
“Two days ago, I got information that a woman quit her marriage to marry her daughter’s suitor, so I constituted a committee immediately to look into the matter,” he said.
“We have invited all parties involved in the matter and the committee will soon be done with their findings. We’ll let the media know the outcome of the investigation.”
The Hisbah boss also described the case as a “very strange incident”.
“Since I became Hisbah commander, this is the first time I will get this kind of report. It have not experienced it before,” he added.