Adultery-Sharia Court Sentences Seven Day-Old Baby, Mum To Court-A seven-day-old baby has been committed to prison by a Kano Traditional Court, paying the price for her mother’s sin. Her mother had been sentenced to serve months of prison terms in Kano prison for adultery, deception and false declaration of her physical condition prior to a mass wedding she has involved barely a week ago in Kano. The seven-day-old baby is to serve alongside her mother in prison as she would not be dispossessed.
From Ayodele Akinsola, Lagos
The baby girl’s mother, Habiba Inusa was sentenced by the Sharia Court after she was found guilty of an alleged adultery she committed in a ruling by a Sharia Court sitting in Kano.
Habiba 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 in 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 having slept with the woman some months ago.”
He said the court had also invited her parents for an explanation over the unfortunate incident.