Two repentant commercial s*x workers were on Monday, joined together as husband and wife by the Hisbah department of the Bauchi State Shariah Commission in Bauchi.
The wedding of Aliyu Usman and Sadiya Ibrahim took place at one of the brothels in Bayangari, Bauchi, during the flag-off of the empowerment training of 575 commercial sex workers by the State government through the Hisbah department.
The occasion was witnessed by Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Danlami Kawule; Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Umar Kesa; top government officials; officials of the Shariah Commission and other commercial sex workers…
The lawmaker paid the N50,000 dowry on behalf of the groom.
Sheik Mustapha Baban – Illela, Chairman, Bauchi State Shariah Commission, who joined the couple, said that it was done with the consent of the parents of the bride, Sadiya Ibrahim.
He said that from medical tests carried out, the couple were hale and hearty and fit to be joined together as husband and wife.
After the wedding, Usman thanked his benefactors, saying: “By the grace of Allah, from today, we have repented from what we were doing before and we will change for good.”