Yerima: Sharia Council drags Mark, Bankole, NHRC to Court

The controversy surrounding the marriage of Senator Ahmed Yerima to an Egyptian 13 year old, is gaining storm, as the Registered Trustees of Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has dragged to an Abuja High Court, the heads of the two chambers of the National Assembly, and the National Human Right Commission (NHRC).

The Sharia Council, which file the case at the Federal High Court of Justice, Abuja, early last week, is asking that the court declares that the Fundamental Human Rights of Senator Yeima by the decision of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the NHRC to investigate the said marriage to the Egyptian minor, has been bridged.

Counsel to the Sharia body, Mohammed Ndanusa Katu, wants the court to declare that the actions of the Senate President, Senator David Mark, the Speaker of the Reps, Dimeji Bankole and the NHCR in probing Yerima’s marriage to the Egyptian minor, amounts to an infringement and invasion of the Senators right to his family privacy and his right to practice, propagate and manifest the doctrine of his religion as enshrined in section 37 and 38 of the Nigerian Constitution.

They also want the three defendants to determine before the court within 8 days, “whether by the virtue of section 1 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN), which asserts its supremacy and the binding force on all authorities, any law that is inconsistent with any of its provision ought not be declare null and void to the extend of such inconsistency”.

The Ulamas also want the defendants to show whether by virtue of section 37 of the 1999 Constitution , every Nigerian citizen is not entitled to enjoy and protect his private and family life without any let or hindrance or interference from any person.

The Sharia Supreme Council, then wants the Court to order a perpetual injunction restraining defendants, their agents or privies howsoever from taking any further step or action in relation to the subject matter, until the determination of the case.

The case is coming up for hearing 8th of June.

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