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Nigerian Man Marries Own Granddaughter, Gives Reason

Nigerian Man Marries Own Granddaughter, Gives Reason

Information reaching Naija News House says that Nigerian Man Marries Own Granddaughter

A man identified as Alhaji Musa Tsafe in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State has refused to divorce his wife and granddaughter who he married 20 years ago.

Reports have it that Tsafe decided not to part ways with her after he was informed of the illegality of such union.

His granddaughter, Wasila Isah Tsafe, 35, has already given birth to eight children in the 20-year-old marriage.

Tsafe Emirate Council was alerted of the illegality of the marriage, going by Islamic injunction.

The couple was summoned by community leaders and Islamic scholars to investigate the matter and thereafter told the marriage was illegal.

Islamic scholars then advised Tsafe to divorce his wife but he refused.

The scholars, however, maintained the marriage now had no legitimacy since the couple was aware of its illegality.

Following the husband’s insistence, the Tsafe Local Government Hisbah Committee further handed the case to an Upper Area Court, then to a Higher Sharia Court.

Meanwhile, it was learnt that Tsafe took the matter to Sheikh Dahiru, Bauchi after noting it was a plan to introduce Izala doctrine into the matter.

Sheikh Bauchi, on the other hand, reaffirmed the earlier position of the Tsafe scholars.

Tsafe again demanded on remaining with his wife.

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