Emir of Minna suspends district head over forceful marriage

The District Head of Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Mallam Bello Haruna has been suspended by Minna Emirate Council for engaging in forceful marriage.

The district head who said to have forcefully marry out a girl (name withheld), humiliating her father and also ordering that she be beaten by vigilantes.

He  was also accused of insubordination by not answering the calls from the Emirate council leaders to explain some of the complaints against him.

However, in a letter signed by the Emirate’s assistant secretary, Usman Umaru Guni, the district head was accused of not having the leadership qualities necessary for peace and progress of the community he was appointed to lead.



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