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Man docked for allegedly abducting, marrying 21-yr-old woman

A middle-aged man, Abdulkareem Kashif, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ilorin Magistrate Court for allegedly abducting a 21 year-old woman and marrying her without…

A middle-aged man, Abdulkareem Kashif, was on Thursday arraigned in an Ilorin Magistrate Court for allegedly abducting a 21 year-old woman and marrying her without her parents’ consent.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Mathew Ologbonsaye said Kashif was arrested following a petition by Basheer Adefaka against the defendant alleging that he abducted and married his daughter with radical ideology.

The prosecutor said that investigation revealed that the defendant furnished the Sharia Court of Appeal in Ilorin with false information about the marriage to fraudulently obtain a marriage certificate for the purported union. He said that the defendant appeared in court on a three-count charge of abduction, fraudulent marriage and false information with intent to mislead the public. He said the alleged offences contravened sections 272, 386 and 140 of the Penal Code.

Ologbonsaye said investigation was still continuing into the matter and left the bail request by the defendant to the discretion of the court.

Kashif, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Kudirat Yahaya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Adefaka claimed that the defendant had brainwashed and instigated his daughter against him and all efforts to convince her to return home proved abortive.

The petitioner also claimed that Kashif, who belonged to a radical Islamic sect, had brought strangers to represent his parents when he went to introduce himself to the lady’s family, but that he refused to hand over his daughter to them.

“So later when my daughter went back to school at University of Ilorin, he abducted my daughter from her hostel and married her unlawfully without my consent,’’ Adefaka said. (NAN)

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