From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Contrary to speculations that Kaduna Business mogul, Alhaji Sani Dauda was arrested for giving out the hand of his daughter in marriage, facts have emerged that he was arrested for beating up emissaries sent to make peace on the troubled marriage.
One of the emissaries, Usman Tela disclosed this while speaking to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to Tela, he was a relation of Abubakar Musa Abubakar, a purported ex-husband of Nasiba said he was aware of the court case hence he tried to intervene when he learnt of a new marriage.
“ On hearing that there was going to be a marriage, I went to ASD’s house,I was told the wedding would be by 1:pm.
“I met Alhaji Sani Dauda, his son and the judge who conducted the marriage and told them what they were about to do was wrong, but he asked me to leave the premises.
“But on my way out with the help of some policemen I was arrested, they took me into a room and beat me up
“I was the person that reported the matter to the police,which led to the arrest of the businessman alongside with two others.” he said
However, ASD and the two others were released on the 12th of November, following an order restraining police from arresting, detaining or infringing on their rights pending the determination of the motion on Notice.
Meanwhile, former in law of Kaduna ASD Alhaji Salisu Ten-ten said he was not surprised about the uproars between Abubakar Musa Abubaka and the business mogul because he surffered similar fate from him in 1994.
He stated this while speaking to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to him, he married Sani Dauda ‘s daughter on the 20th December 1994 but the marriage only lasted for eight months.
Salisu further explained that he went on a business trip and when he returned his wife was nowhere to be found.
“ After some days a truck came to packed some of her property and later I was dragged before the Sharia court Magaji Gari kaduna seeking dissolution of the marriage
“ I said I will only give consent if I was paid all the money I spent on the marriage but they only agreed to pay me the dowry.
“I refused to give my consent but the judge went ahead and dissolved the marriage
“I appealed to upper Sharia court Daura road however when we were still in court elders from both parties intervened and we separated” He said
Salisu also said it is wrong for Sani Dauda to remarry on top of an existing marriage of his daughter
He added that the actions of Sani Dauda is against the law of the land and Sharia law.
He said an Upper Sharia Court quashed the ruling of the Lower Sharia Court, exploited by Nasiba and one Auwalu Falalu to illegally dissolve the marriage.
This actions according to him made Abubakar Musa Abubakar’s marriage to Nasiba legal because it has not been dissolved.
In a sharp reaction, the ASD family said the marriage of Nasiba and Alhaji Abdullahi kaluma was conducted under Islamic laws and Nigerian constitution.