controversy in Kano, a highly religious state that abhors and detest
board, Alhaji Aminu Daurawa, told everyone present at the occasion, that
successful couples were certified fit for the exercise after they were
subjected to series of tests.
Sheik Daurawa disclosed that each couple were screened of HIV test by his board, evidence
of economic and financial well-being of the grooms
was certified, and clearance from the Ward Head that vouched for their
pregnancy to her suitor during courtship period. However, Gangare
residents of Doguwa Local Government Area of the state and Kano Hisbah
board, were stunned when Habiba Inusa went into labour a day after the
wedding. In what appeared like a sizzling romantic series, the new wife
put to bed a bouncing baby boy to the utter embarrassment of the people,
their culture and faith.
When being interviewed on radio, Sheik Daurawa said he was not surprised
at the incident, saying that the exercise was decentralised and left in
the hands of politicians this time round.
“We were suddenly asked to provide list of the couples six months
after we thoroughly screened them in conjunction with qualified medical
personnel of the ministry of Health. Government decided to allow local
governments to handle the exercise. So anything can happen” he said.
Habiba who has been sent packing from her husband’s home as what she did
is considered to be sacriledgous, has confessed that one Malam Kamalu,
is the father of her baby. Mallam kamulu also disappeared from the
village, as soon as it became evident that the bubble had burst.
One Umma, Ustaz Ahmad Kabiru, declared that “appropriate punishment
as specified by teaching of Islam should be applied. We are Muslims and
we are covered by Sharia Law and whoever compromised the rules must face
punishment as deterrent to others. ”