Coalition of Northern groups under Civil Society Groups for The Defence of Human Rights, Justice and Equity, on Sunday carpeted Chairman of the ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda over his alleged role in his daughter’s controversial marriage.
To these groups, ASD was instrumental to his daughter, Nasiba Sani’s withdrawal from her estranged husband, Abubakar Musa Abubakar early 2018 and her subsequent ‘elopement’ with another man while her marriage to Abubakar was yet to be desolved legally.
The groups are Civil Society for the Defence of Human Rights, Justice and Equity, Arewa Youth Assembly, Global Association of Christian and Muslim Youth for Peace and Development, Arewa Youth Federation, Northern Youth Council of Nigeria.
Others are Coalition of Concerned Nigeria Students, Competence Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust, Arewa Youth Parliament, Guardians for Democracy and Development Initiatives and Northern Women Assembly of Nigeria.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday at popular Arewa House, Kaduna, the Coalition, through Musa Lawal Kankara said, their interest was not about Abubakar but in the defense of his human right and justice over his alleged incarceration by ASD.
But, Alhaji Sani Dauda explained that, he gave out his daughter to her new husband on November 9 after she had officially divorced her first husband, Abubakar Musa Abubakar in January 2018.
He alleged that, Abubakar who claimed to have a close relationship with the IGP, vowed to deal with him even when there was an existing divorce certificate between him and his daughter Nasiba dated January 5, 2018.
The Coalition insisted that, it has followed with patriotic interest the sustained efforts by ASD to arm-twist, subjugate and blackmail Abubakar Musa Abubakar, using all such manners of allies despite courts clear instruction on the matter.
They further claimed that ASD as fondly called who is the father-in-law to Abubakar has encroached on the family life of the gentleman in a bid to puppeteer and control their young family along the reasoning of his whims and caprices.
“It is on record that for the singular fact that Mr. Abubakar refused to be a willing puppet and advised his wife to respect the sanctity of their marriage, he was subjected to consistent emotional and physical torture leading to the elopement of his wife Nasiba and an arranged remarriage while her marriage with Abubakar Musa Abubakar was still in force.
”We are constrained to rise in defense of this gentleman (whom our scrupulous findings show to be of dignified conduct) on account of the fact that Alh Sani Dauda (ASD) has surreptitiously begun another onslaught of blackmail, hate speech and Media bullying against him using fifth columnist. It is imperative at this juncture to elaborate on the incontrovertible fact that Alh, Sani Dauda has always maintained a penchant for undue interference in the respective marriages of his daughter’s leading to crisis in most cases.
“It is also on record that same Alh. Sani Dauda has severally conducted himself in an unruly manner as though he were a government unto himself and those around him, little wonder he is enmeshed in protracted crisis with the Kaduna State Government having flouted several laws and regulations. His pending cases with the EFCC go further to lend credence to the caliber of individual Álh. Sani Dauda (ASD) is. It is therefore not surprising that he seeks an overarching influence over his daughter, Nasiba’s family.
“As it stands today, Nasiba, Abubakar Musa Abubakar’s estranged wife has eloped with her newly found lover and has been ushered into a remarriage of bigamy contrary to sections 45, 46, 58, 217, 229, 230, 239, 365, 366 and 369 respectively. It is on record that Nasiba Sani Dauda was married to Abubakar Musa Abubakar sometimes in December, 2016 and has not been legally divorced.”
Having said all that, the Coalition demanded that, the status quo be maintained as pertains the marriage between Nasiba and Abubakar Musa Abubakar.
Other demands were, “that Alh. Sani Dauda should desist from victimization or harassment ofAbubakar Musa Abubakar either directly or using any third parties.
“The estranged wife, Nasiba, and her family should stop playing the victim when they are the aggressors in this respect.
“That appropriate security agencies should apprehend and prosecute all those being used as agents of blackmail against Abubakar Musa Abubakar.
“The Courts should sanction all the elements that have been used to defame the pristine character of Abubakar Musa Abubakar while also ensuring thatappropriate punitive measures are taken against Alh. Sani Dauda (ASD) forcontempt of Court.
“We call on all Islamic scholars to stand on the side of truth and justice rather than biasedly siding with Nasiba and the Alh. Sani Dauda’s family.”
By Ojo Sola