Nigeria’s Kano Sharia Court remands 7-day-old baby, mother in prison for adultery

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A seven-day-old baby and her mother, Habiba Inusa are to cool their heels in Kano prison for alleged adultery, a Sharia Court has ruled.
Habiba Inusa allegedly gave birth a day after she participated alongside 1, 520 couples in a mass wedding sponsored by the Kano State Government last week.
 The Director General, Kano Hisbah Board, Dr. Abba Sifu said in an interview that the woman is currently under the custody of the court in Doguwa Local Government Area.
Sufi said that the woman was arraigned before a Shari’ah court in Doguwa local government area of Kano state for adultery and deliberate concealment of pregnancy.
The Director General disclosed that government had confiscated room furniture and other items earlier given to her as benefits of mass wedding exercise.
“Habiba had confessed to the court that she was pregnant months before the mass wedding exercise, and that she offered her younger sister’s urine to escape pregnancy screening exercise.”
“She told the court that she went to the venue of the screen with her sister’s urine which she concealed in her stomach and when it was her turn for the test, she presented her sister’s urine in place of hers.”
Sufi added that the woman also confirmed that the pregnancy was for one Kamalu, not her husband, adding that “when the said Kamalu was invited, he confessed to have slept with the woman some months ago.”
He said the court had also invited her parents for explanation over the unfortunate incident.

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