Couple dragged to court for stealing wedding gifts

A Shari’a Court in Kano state has remanded a couple Nura Musbahu and Fatima Lawal, for allegedly stealing wedding gifts, known as “Kayan Lefe,” belonging to his own sister, Aisha.

The customary practice in the Hausa tradition involves the groom lavishly bestowing expensive gift items upon his bride, formally presenting them to her through his family.

However, what was meant to be a joyous occasion turned sour when Aisha discovered that her own brother and his intended spouse were allegedly behind the disappearance of her cherished gifts.

Couple dragged to court for stealing wedding gifts

Seeking justice, Aisha took the matter to the Sharia court located at Rijiyar Lemo in Fagge Local Government Area, hoping to find redress for the grievous theft.

Upon their arraignment, Nura and Fatima admitted guilt to the charges of stealing and accepting stolen items.

In an attempt to provide clarity, Fatima asserted that she had only received two items, which she promptly surrendered to the court.

Presiding over the case, Khadi Danbaba ordered the remand of the accused couple at a correctional facility until June 5, 2024.

Additionally, Khadi Danbaba directed the parents of both Nura and Fatima to appear before the court.

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