The family members of a 16-year-old Kano State girl, identified simply as Hussain, have kicked against her marriage to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
The family accused Idris of luring the teenager with millions of naira.
SaharaReporters gathered that the Accountant-General tied the knot with the young woman in a secret wedding held recently in Kano.
A source told SaharaReporters that Hussain’s family had kicked against the wedding but Idris insisted on marrying her despite the over 40 years age gap between the two.
Idris will turn 61 on November 25, 2021.
“This is our late sister’s daughter by name Hussain; she’s just sixteen, not long that she clocked sixteen years old but it’s very unfortunate that a lady called Amina was the one that linked or brought the Accountant-General to our house in order to seek her hand in marriage.
“This, she did, knowing that this is a very young girl, what does that mean? It shows the accountant general is just after that small girl to take advantage of her youthful age.
“Immediately I heard, I messaged him because when I was working with the then Head of Service, I had the opportunity of having his contact when we met over a serious matter about the country.
So I messaged him on WhatsApp regarding his wedding; I sent him my picture, that of my son, my late sister and the daughter, Hussain.
He replied that it’s a small world which confirmed the wedding was true,” a top family source confided in SaharaReporters.
The family source added that the Accountant-General had bribed some media organisations they contacted for help and their request to expose his atrocities was therefore turned down.
“He went as far as bribing this girl with a gold of over N200million, iPhones, buying cars for her, giving her millions of naira – all to buy her attention. He started meeting different people that he wanted to know the girl’s family; he married the girl, just like that.
“There was no investigation just because he is the Accountant General of the Federation. Why are things happening in this country like this? He even told the girl to go and look for any house of her choice in Abuja, that he is ready to purchase it for her.
“He is spending the government money and every media house we go to report him, he pays them not to air or report the story. Please help us for justice to be done. This girl is just sixteen years old,” the source added.