14yr Old Wife: Yerima may face criminal charges...Insists I'm not bound by Nigeria law
Former governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Sani Yerima may soon face criminal charges for his marriage to a minor, just as he maintained that he was not bound by Nigeria's laws when it comes to having sex with 13 year olds.
According to him, his loyalty is to the Islamic law which he claimed supports paedophillia.
Yerima who made this remark shortly after being questioned by the National Agency For the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) today in Abuja, was released on self recognition and expected to return by June 15.
Yerima who is also a serving senator had made several inconsistent statements to the media including the BBC Hausa Service. He had tried to defend his marriage to a minor citing the Prophet Mohammed's marriage to 9 year old Aisha, maintaining that islam was on his side .
The NAPTIP, pointblanknews.com learnt, could be putting together facts about the marriage as a prelude to Yerima facing criminal charges.
Mr. Yerima, who reportedly got married to a 14-year-old Egyptian girl in Abuja, had earlier been invited by the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria and NAPTIP but refused to respond to the invitations.
Yerima, a former Governor of Zamfara was one of the sharia law fanatics while he reigned supreme in Zamfara. Scores of limbs were amputated by the state over petty accusations of theft. But when Yerima left, he was trailed by allegations of carting away billions of state cash.