Kano Man Disgraced After ‘Stealing’ Bride Price

A relative of a bride assigned to give her hands out in marriage (waliyi) was chased out of a mosque [where wedding fatiha was supposed to take place] after pocketing the bride price.

Daily Trust reports that people were left stranded waiting for the wedding to take place while the dowry was not found.

A resident, Sunusi Dan Mamman, said that after a long wait, the people agreed to search all those in the vicinity.

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“During the search, the money was found inside the pocket of the waliyyi. who said he didn’t know how they got into his pocket.

“On getting the money, the waliyyi was chased out of the mosque as he could not stand for the bride as her representative. His younger brother was assigned to stand for her and the wedding went on,” he said.

On whether he was arrested after the wedding, the source said nobody knew as he was not sighted in the area after the wedding.

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