Wedding date fixed. Kano State Hisbah Board’s Dala Command had last month arrested 4 youths, Sani Isa, Usaini Ja’afar, Jamilu Sani and Isa Musa, for gang-raping the girl at Tudun Rubudi, Kano State. But mild drama ensued when Ja’afar was
facing the Hisbah’s interrogation and pleaded to marry the girl, begging her father to give his blessings. The father of the victim, Malam Ya’u, said: “When all of them showed remorse, especially the one pleading to marry her, Ja’afar, I decided to temper justice with mercy.
He came with his uncle. So I accepted the request and will marry her off to him. In fact, the date for the wedding has been fixed since. I decided to allow him marry the girl because our consultations with our Malams showed that there is nothing wrong about that.
Kano-based Islamic scholar Sheikh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge has said that Islam does not have any quarrel with a rapist marrying his victim, provide that the girl has observed Istibira’i, a month period to ensure absence of pregnancy….. ds is laudable. A curse turned into a divine blessing for d 13-year-old prospective Mrs Ja’afar…..