Nigerian Senator Denies Child Bride Accusations

April 29, 2010

Nigerian (ChattahBox) – A senator accused of marrying a 13-year-old Egyptian girl has denied the claims, saying that his fourth wife was not that young, but refusing to say how old she was.

Ahmad Sani Yerima came under heavy fire this week when it was announced that he had married the young girl, the second underage bride he is believed to have taken. The first was 15 at the time of marriage.

Sani has denied this, claiming that he has not broken any country laws, but also stating that if there was a law that conflicted with his religious belief he would not follow by it.

“I don’t care about the issue of age since I have not violated any rule as far as Islam is concerned,” the accused pedophile said in a statement.

“History tells us that Prophet Muhammad did marry a young girl as well. Therefore I have not contravened any law. Even if she is 13, as it is being falsely peddled around. If I state the age, they will still use it to smear Islam.

“As a Muslim, as I always say, I consider God’s law and that of his prophet above any other law. I will not respect any law that contradicts that and whoever wants to sanction me for that is free to do that.”

The Senate has launched a full investigation, and women’s groups all over the world have rallied against the marriage.

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3 Responses to “Nigerian Senator Denies Child Bride Accusations”

  1. vince perillo on May 1st, 2010 11:22 am

    they should arrest him and throw him in jail like they would do anywhere else….Hes a pedophile and should be labelled as one since its not the first time.He previously married a 15 year old girl…..

  2. danny on May 3rd, 2010 4:24 am

    This is how people use religion for their personal gain. Muslims need to take note of people like this that use religion for the purpose either than that which it was meant for. Why drag God into this selfish behaviour? Yerima is trying to forment trouble by dragging sharia into this by what he is beginning to say such things. IT IS DISGUSTING!

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