Officials of the Kano State Hizbah Board are on the trail of a couple who recently shared their social media love story.
29-year-old man, Sanusi Abdullahi who engaged and also married a lady on social media shared in an interview with BBC Hausa that it all began as a joke online.
“We were just chatting on a Facebook page with other group members when the girl proposed that I should marry her and I accepted, after a while she sent in another message that she had got a Wali (representative of her parents) that would give her out in marriage, and a friend of mine said he would be my representative.
“We agreed on a N20,000 dowry, and then the Islamic legal marital agreement was entered into by our representatives.”
Reacting to the news, the spokesman of Kano State Shari’ah Commission, Sanusi Muhammad, said the commission had directed the Hizbah board to arrest them in order to serve as a deterrent.
“What they did is against the dictates of Shari’ah and the next line of action after their arrest is to arraign them before a court of law for prosecution,” he said.