A magistrates’ court sitting in Minna, Niger State, has sentenced a man, Gambo Adamu, to 12 months in prison for deceitfully contracting a marriage between his mother-in-law, Sa’adatu Aliyu and former President Muhammadu Buhari.
The plaintiff, who is a divorcee, approached the court that her son-in-law extorted money from her amounting to N5m with a promise to connect her with President Muhammadu Buhari for a marital relationship.
Stold the court that her son-in-law presented to her the sum of N100,000 as pride price, a basket of kola nuts and fried chicken in a bag as gifts from President Buhari during the wedding fatiha.
She said that after waiting to see the former president coming to pick her as his new wife, she decided to approach the court for intervention.
She added that the convict also asked her to set up a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with her as chairperson while he, the son-in-law, would serve as the spokesman, promising her that she would get benefits from the federal and state governments, in addition to allocation of slots for Hajj.
The Magistrate, Ibrahim Musa Zago, sentenced the defendant to 12 months in prison for cheating contrary to Section 322 of the Penal Code, with an option of N100,000 fine.
He also ordered the defendant to pay N2m as compensation to the complaint. (Daily Trust)