In what can be described as a bold step in the name of love, a 25-year-old woman, Rose Bulus, dragged her father, Josiah, to a Shari’a Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State for refusing to allow her marry her heartthrob.
Rose said she converted to Islam in order to marry the man of her choice but her father refused to bless the marriage.
She said: “I want the court to compel my father to allow me to marry the man I love and if he refuses, the court should do the needful."
In response, her father, Josiah said he was not aware of his daughter’s relationship with any man and was surprised to see a court sermon.
He said: “The supposed suitor has never visited me to ask for the hand of my daughter hand in marriage."
After considering the submission of both parties, the Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal said: “Even though marriage is a union between a man and a woman, parent’s consent is equally needed before the union takes place”.
He ordered the suitor and his people to appear in the court and adjourned the case to March 4 for further hearing.