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Habiba Isa’s Husband is “a young man called Jamilu Lawal” not the Emir of Katsina – Islamic Group



Habiba IsaFollowing the controversy trailing the alleged forceful conversion to Islam and forced marriage of a teenager, Habiba Isa, the Katsina state branch of an Islamic group, Jama’atu Izalatil Bidah wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) has stated that the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumuni Usman, was not the one who married the 14-year-old girl.

The group made this known at a press conference in Katsina on Tuesday, adding that Isa’s husband is “a young man called Jamilu Lawal“. Lawal was the one alleged to have abducted the girl and forcefully converted her to Islam.

The police in Katsina had earlier distanced itself from the said marriage, and advised the girl to go back home. It also stated that Lawal who was arrested following a petition from a civil society organisation, was released because there was no proof that he forcefully converted Isa to Islam.

The teenager, while in the palace of the Emir was reported to have responded that she was neither forcefully converted to Islam nor was forced into marriage.

The group, which spoke through its chairman, Sheikh Yakubu Hassan, cautioned against people dragging the name of the royal father into the controversy.

“The allegations recently made by Christian leaders in the state that the Emir of Katsina forcefully converted an underage Christian girl, Habiba Isa, to Islam and then married her is an insult to Muslims and a deliberate attempt to pollute the peaceful atmosphere that the community enjoys in the state. JIBWIS has all the evidence that Habiba (Isa) is an adult and was neither forced to become Muslim nor to marry Lawal.

The Emir as a father to all Muslims in the Emirate only endorsed the marriage of Habiba to a young man she chose for herself, and that is one of the functions of Muslim leaders in Islam. It will therefore be a mistake for Christian leaders in the state to connive with outside forces in trading false allegations against such leaders,” he said.

Hassan, citing some documents, maintained that Isa was born on July 20, 1999, as against October 15, 2001, being given as her date of birth.

“In Islam, it is an act of infidelity to force one to a religion. The constitution of the country is, however, in support of any Nigerian who decides to adopt a faith on his or her own wish,” Hassan added.

Credit: PUNCH


  1. Ceetoo

    October 20, 2016 at 10:10 am

    She should be in school not in marriage to old or young man. Release her to her parents. Yeyepeople. She is a minor let her parents decide where she should be, when she should be there, with whom and even her religion for now. She does not have a right to choose those things yet. Simple!

  2. Mystique

    October 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

    story for the gods. It is still not ok…. whether Emir of Katsina or my driver; 14yrs is a minor and attracts jail time in other climes. can someone tell me one are where Nigeria is succeeding?? just one.

  3. yemite

    October 20, 2016 at 11:31 am

    It shows how your pastor lead in your church. Lack of discipline. I said it earlier that most problem occurred in Nigeria is causes by christian if not how can somebody of age 18 to 19yrs can’t have a says over her choice of Faith? 3days ago most christian on this platform are shouting Kastina Emir does this and that! Were as the accusation is wrong. 1st.. the Emir is not the person got married to the Lady. 2nd..she’s a Lady not a Girl.. Lastly the lier and trouble maker is christian. Stop making trouble and abusing Islam. I repeat my pastor don’t support all this nonsense cause by CAN

    • Anon

      October 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      you are very big idiot, BN forgive me but this yernite is the problem of Nigeria, wgy cnt your people abdjust fellow muslims. how do you feel raping a 14yrs. I have a sister, she is 14yrs and just entering puberty, don’t your people have shame at all?

    • Ellena

      October 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Dear Yemite, please note that Habiba would still be a minor who would have turned 17yrs this October, were she born in 1999. She is not an Adult and is not old enough to make life decisions. Please go to your mosques and pick a wife from there, leave the Christian MINORs alone. I am sure that’s not asking for too much.

  4. ada

    October 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Yemite ,u really need to work on your vocabulary before abusing/accusing anybody

  5. rain

    October 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    forced marriage at 14 … its no longer 65 years old Emir of Katsina to save face you ve pushed it to one unknown entity .
    They should release the young girl to go home and continue school

  6. Ellena

    October 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    “The allegations recently made by Christian leaders in the state that the Emir of Katsina forcefully converted an underage Christian girl, Habiba Isa, to Islam and then married her is an insult to Muslims and a deliberate attempt to pollute the peaceful atmosphere that the community enjoys in the state”
    by polluting the atmosphere, you mean speaking to the youths at the end of Jumaat prayers and commanding then to “go ye into the city and destroy churches, kill Christians and set their businesses ablaze”, as usual?
    Well, a child born in 1999 is a 17yrs minor, not an Adult. And any marriage conducted without the consent of either of the couple’s parents is against our beliefs as Christians, even if the said girl were to be 30yrs old, it will still be unacceptable.

    If Lawal wanted a new wife, there are 101 muslim girls in Katsina state who would accept his proposal with their consent. Why did he have to kidnap a young school girl to fulfil his evil agenda?
    No, it is Lawal and the Emir who wants to pollute the peaceful atmosphere Christians and Muslims enjoy in Katsina.

    • Judgment Must Surely Come.

      October 20, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      GOD bless you @Ellena, they think we Christians and Southerners are all hungry fools like them and the teeming masses they fill and incite with hate. They think we don;t know what goes on, what they preach and teach and command in their mosques and in private homes and private places, from the highest to the lowest of them. They think we are stupid to believe when their leaders and political elite, even those who have had the privilege to loot, sorry, rape, oh, I mean, pillage, aargh, RULE, Nigeria before, come out in public to say all their empty speeches and sweet nothings about the unity of Nigeria and peace. Now, both a dirty old 64 year old paedophile and another dirty younger paedophile and hired kidnapper serf have defiled the 14 year old young girl. Her parents know her birthday and they have given the date as October 15. She only just turned 15 five days ago in their custody. She was 14 when abducted and stolen away from her parents and life. To hear these animals, these beasts in human skin, in so-called royal palaces, actually still speaking, I cannot describe the depth of disgust and the vomit I feel I should spew. They cannot get away with this. They will die for their sins . They will pay heavily for this both here on earth and in eternity. It gets to a point when you push a people too far, when you piush people or persons past their limit, when you overstep a particular limit of evil and sin and wickedness that your offense, that the stink of it reaches to Heaven and to The ALMIGHTY GOD on His Throne, when your cup of iniquity becomes full and GOD can no longer turn a blind eye to it and say and do nothing: this is that point.

      @tunmi, I don’t know why you are even bothering yourself believing their lies and polluted drivel. Please, do not waste one precious second of your life believing or trying to reason with such demon-infested animals in human skin as if you are actually still talking with those made in God’s image and likeness. They have refused to repent so they are not worth anybody’s time or mercy.

    • They are lying perverts!

      October 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm


      The Katsina emirate council confirmed Habiba Isa had been ‘married’ off to the emir of Katisna in a statement issued a few days ago and which was posted here on BN among other news media.

      “”The Emirate Council told officials of the Katsina State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), during a visit to the Emir, that no evidence suggests that the girl was forced to act against her wish.

      When the CAN officials visited, the Kaora Katsina, Alhaji Nuhu Abdulkadir, called the girl in and asked her three questions on behalf of the Emirate Council.

      He asked if she was forcefully converted to Islam, the girl said ‘No’. She also replied ‘No’ when she was asked if she was forced TO MARRY THE 64-YEAR OLD EMIR.

      Isa replied ‘Yes’ when she was asked if she was already experiencing monthly flow when SHE MET THE EMIR.

      Abdulkadir said: “The three questions are in line with the dictates of the Islamic religion. Since Isa has voluntarily answered the three questions in our presence, there is no going back on her marriage.” “‘

      Note that “”met”” in “”Ïsa replied ‘Yes’ when she was asked if she was already experiencing monthly flow when SHE MET THE EMIR.”” is an euphemism for “”HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH.””

      The 64-year old paedophile has already defiled her and raped her multiple times and because of the hue and cry which they were not expecting thinking the rest of Nigeria and the world are living in the extremely primitive dark ages in their own minds, they have now passed, like a dirty rag, the young, chaste, innocent virgin schoolgirl they stole and kidnapped form her life, and from herself, and from her parents and community, to a younger paedophile to further defile and rape her.

      They must pay heavily, they must pay with all they are and have for this. They must NEVER stop paying for it. Beasts is too good a word for them.

  7. Ahmed

    October 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Useless people….
    How could a pedophile emir endorsed the marriage of Habiba to a young man she chose for herself without the consent of her parents?.
    Is the emir so dumb that he couldn’t contact her parents before giving her away in marriage
    And one of the functions of Muslim leaders in Islam is to forcefully convert christian minors and married them off without their parents approval

    Islam is the cancer killing the world…..

  8. tunmi

    October 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    What is the legal age then? If she was born in 1999 and since we are still in October she is either 15 or 16.

  9. yemite

    October 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Haaahahaaaha. Lolzzzzzz. I said it madness people!! If you people really wanna do it better please travel to North, better still to kastina, Emir palace precisely…wna go hear wreeeee. Jesus go deny wna say him no send you… lol lol oya start madness again…

    • Sulaiman

      October 23, 2016 at 12:32 am

      You are just a trouble maker and a clown, why will you just talk like someone who is unreasonable and senseless. The fact remains that the girl is under age to all this things and should be kept under good watch by her parents and not to be publicly assault like this. This is inhumane and unjust. Did your mother got married to your father without her parents conscience and blessings. And did you plan to lose your own daughter to such kind of situation? Ask yourself this very little question and I believe that yours answers will judge you correctly you this idiot. It is God that will punish all of you engaging in such act and backing useless people that are involved in it already. Only God knows the kind of threatening words they must said to that poor little girl’s heart that is making her not wanting to open up or go back home. This is a real too much of traumatic situation for this girl. Let her have a life of her own and become somebody useful to them society and not to one jamilu or emir or any Islamic lawlessness fellow.

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