Yet Another Voodoo Economic Policy From My Africa! Groom Kicks Out Wife After She Gave Birth A Day After Their Kano Mass Wedding Ceremony!
You would recalled the Kano State government of Nigeria spent N200 million on the mass wedding organised for 1,500 couples, saying the gesture would help the less privileged.
Habiba Inusa, one of the beneficiaries of the mass wedding sponsored by the Kano State government concealed her pregnancy from her suitor only to give birth to a baby boy a day after the ceremony, held last Sunday.
According to Daily Nigerian, Inusa shocked the residents of Gangare area of Doguwa Local Government Area of the state and organisers of the mass wedding when she went into labour a day after the wedding and later put to bed, a bouncing baby boy.
The enraged groom, Babangida, allegedly forced her out of his house with the baby. It gathered that the person allegedly responsible for the pregnancy, Kamalu, fled when he got wind of the development.
Speaking at the reception organised in honour of the couples by the state government at coronation hall on February 26, the Commander General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Aminu Daurawa, said the couples were carefully selected after undergoing series of screening.
He said the couples had undergone medical tests and the grooms showed proof of means before the board approve of the marriage.
Mr Daurawa also said the state government had paid N20,000 dowry for each of the groom, provided full furniture sets for each of the bride and donated the sum of N15, 000 to each of the brides for empowerment.
But when DAILY NIGERIAN contacted Mr Daurawa on Thursday, he said he was not aware of the scandal. He however did not express surprise at the incident, saying the exercise was decentralised and left in the hands of politicians this time round.
Asked why he said the couples underwent medical screening on February 26, he said he was referring to the 50 couple slots given to the board headquarters.
"We were suddenly asked to provide list of the couples six months after we thoroughly screened them in conjunction with qualified medical personnel of the ministry of Health. Government decided to allow local governments to handle the exercise. So anything can happen," he added