The family of Asta, wife of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reacted to comments by Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial district, Hamman Misau.
Senator Misau had on Wednesday on the floor of the Senate alleged that the IGP married Asta secretly in Kaduna after allegedly impregnating her.
But the family said that their daughter got married to the IGP publicly at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna.
Nasiru Baba Saleh, a member of the family, told Daily Trust that Misau lied against their daughter and that he must prove the allegations in court.
“We are seriously angry, because this is a girl that grew up in a responsible way. She got a very good upbringing, and we married her out peacefully”, he said.
“We see no reason why this man will come publicly inside the chamber of the Senate to say the man impregnated her before he married her.
“What is his proof? This issue has gone viral on the social media. Both the mom and dad are crying. What kind of defamation is this? We have evidence. We have the pictures and everything.
“The Commissioner of Police and DC Operations were there. They all witnessed the wedding. The wedding was done publicly and marriage certificate was issued to them.
“We’ll have to sue him on defamation of character of the girl and the family. We’ll do that within the week. We’ll file the matter, and we’ll go with all the evidence, including invitation cards and everything.:
He said Misau must come out to prove the allegation that Asta was married out while pregnant, saying “or was he the one that impregnated her, or who? He has to prove it.
“Is he trying to say that we gave her out in marriage with pregnancy? What’s the position of that in Islam? It is not done in Islam. We just have to take action.
“We have all the evidence that the wedding was not done secretly. It held at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna where many people attended.
“The representatives of both families were present. We won’t take the matter lightly. This is an act of defamation of character, and it won’t go like that.
“We’ll take him to court for defamation of character. Let him come and prove his allegations in court. We have already briefed our lawyers on this.”