A 23 – year – old spinster , Khadija Ibrahim , on Monday sued her father , Bassa Ibrahim , before an Upper Area Court , Karu , Abuja , for not allowing her to marry a man of her choice .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Khadija told the court that she had a suitor , who was willing to marry her , but her father refused to give his consent.
She said , “ The man I want to marry has made several attempts to meet my father to discuss the wedding plan , but he always avoided him .
“ The only reason he gave me was that the man I want to marry is not Fulani , which is not satisfactory to me . ”
She pleaded with the court to order her father to allow her to get married to the suitor , whose name she gave as Abdulhamidu .
The respondent , Bassa , told the court that the allegations of his daughter were true .
He said , “ I have always avoided Abdulhamidu because I am against his choice as a suitor .
“ I have warned my daughter that marriage is not a child ’ s play . How can she get married to a man whose root and origin are not known to us ?”
The judge AbdullahBaba adjourned the matter till May 29 .