Patience Paul, 15, abducted by Sharia police and married by the order of the Sultan.
The Sokoto State Hisbah (Sharia Police) have admitted that they have given out in marriage Patience Paul, 15 years old, to a man who has taken her to Bauchi. The Head of Sharia said she was married by the order of the Sultan of Sokoto in a recorded phone conversation with Patience’s elder brother. He said since she has been converted to Islam, the Sarkin Muslumi, that is the leader of Muslims, that is the Sultan, is her father now and was the one who ordered that she should be married out.
The story of another drama involving a minor, this time in Sokoto, hit the social media after the Ese Oruru drama in Kano. Patience Paul, aged 15 years, an Idoma girl from Benue State went missing on the 12th of August, 2015. It was alleged that she was forcefully abducted by two of their neighbours according to the elder brother who took his complaints to the police station. The men who abducted her belonged to the Hisbah group in Gidan Kukah, Runjin Sambo area of Sokoto.
Speaking to NEWISSUES, the family of Patience Paul are appealing to the Nigerian Police to get their daughter back and prosecute those who would abduct an underaged girl and give her out in marriage without her family consent, cutting down her dreams of having an education, under the auspices of converting her to Islam.
Ese Oruru, 14 years old abducted, now free, but five months pregnant.