I am not keeping 15-year old girl, says Emir Sanusi




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( State)  –  The Emir of , Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on , said he not keeping a 15-year girl said to have been converted to Islam.
Sanusi made the clarification while addressing a news conference .
The monarch, described the story as mischievous and baseless, said it intended to tarnish the image of the Emirate.
surprised BBC called me Africa to know my side of the story, which was crafted to tarnish the image of Emirate Council and Islam.
Aug. 2015, the District Head of Kura came to the palace a young girl of about 15 years.

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“We were told she was married to him after she was converted to Islam”, Sanusi said.
He said he ordered her immediate return to her parents were said to be Bayelsa State.
also ordered the State Shariah Commission to liaise the Assistant Inspector (AIG) Zone 1, to assist in taking her back to her parents in Bayelsa through the AIG oversees Bayelsa axis, for her safety”, he said.

He said he solicited the of the because the girl was said to have made a statement she was afraid her parents could harm her.
“In Islam, she has right to just go ahead and decide things for herself. She is young.
“She is not mature enough. And nowhere in Islam where such a young girl can just make up her mind and give her hands in just like that. It is not permitted in Islam.
“That is why we said she must be taken back to her parents”, Sanusi said.
He said he was surprised to hear that he was keeping her in his custody.
“This is injustice of the highest order”, he said. (NAN)