A sharia court sitting in Zamfara state has ordered that a teenage man be banished to Kaduna state for camping his girlfirend in a secluded house.
The girls 70-year-old father allegedly testified that his daughter had gone missing since the Eid-il-Fitr celebrations. He said they had sent different people to plead with the lover to release his daughter but all to no avail. In his defense, the man testified that he decided to keep his girlfriend because she told him that her parents wanted to marry her off to a man she did not love.
In his ruling, the presiding judge said having heard from the plaintiff and defendant, the court had no option but to banish the accused to a place of his choice, Kaduna.
The judge also ruled that the girl should remain indoors till when she would find a husband, while she was also banned from using handsets.