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Weeks After Mass Wedding, Bride Yet To Move To Groom’s House 

Four weeks after the Kano State mass wedding, a bride is yet to move to her matrimonial home.

Findings revealed that the couple had a long-time relationship before the marriage was finally knotted last month.

The relationship went sour when the bride’s parents insisted that the groom must provide kayan lefe (a suitcase given to a wife during the wedding) for their daughter.

The groom, Ibrahim Umar, said his bride’s parents had told him that if he did not provide the kayan lefe she would not be moving into his house, even though the kayan lefe was excluded in the mass wedding scheme.
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Ibrahim further accused his in-laws of directing him to divorce their daughter.

He said, “Since they insist on their mission and even persuaded their daughter on that, I will only divorce her when they pay me back some gifts I offered to their daughter.

‘’They must pay me back my N150,000, which I gave as kudin zance, N17,000 for rice and another N65,000 which I gave her to do makeup during the wedding.’’

The wife, Ummulkhair Salisu, could not be reached.

The bride’s father, Malam Salisu, declined to comment on the issue, directing questions to Hisbah officials.

The Director General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Abba Saidu Sufi, said, “We are aware of the issue, but I can tell you that there is no iota of truth in what the groom is accusing the bride’s parents of, but we are doing all that we could to solve the issue amicably.’’

The Kano state government had on October 13 married off 1800 couples in the state under its mass wedding scheme which the government said it was aimed at assisting those that could not afford to marry off their daughters as well as curtailing the sexual abuse among the people of the state.

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