Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman has been accused of marrying off 14 year old Habiba Isiyaku to her kidnapper, Jamilu Lawal. According to The Nation, Habiba's father, Isiyaku Tanko, accused the Katsina monarch at a press conferences organized by an NGO, Stefanos foundation, to raise awareness on the matter.
Habiba's father alleged that his daughter was kidnapped from school, Government Senior Secondary School, Kudun Kankara, Kastina State by Jamilu and has been forcefully converted to Islam and married off by the Emir without her parents consent to Lawal. According to Tanko, Jamilu had not only admitted to abducting his daughter but also revealed that she is presently being kept at the Palace of the Emir of Katsina. He alleged that the Emir had informed him that his daughter had been converted to Islam and he had received the sum of N50, 000 as dowry from Jamilu.