Former Zamfara State governor Senator Ahmed Yerima, according to City People magazine, has allegedly divorced his now 17 years old wife Maria to marry another.Yerima wedded Maria, who is from Egypt, amidst wide protest 3 years ago when she was just 14.
Now he has divorced her, allegedly to pave way for him to marry another young bride since Islam permits just 4 wives.Maria already has a child for him.
City People now says Yerima in the company of four men, reportedly members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly were in Egypt a few weeks ago for the wedding fathia of his new 15 years old bride.
The Senator is alleged to have married and divorced just his fourth wives in the last few years but has never changed his first three wives.
We all understand and get the fact that Islam permits this, but it should be understood also that this man is just a pervert who is abusing the laid down customary rules of Islam. It was said that before his marriage to Maria, he was married to the daughter of one of his drivers, who as at that time was also a teen. Then he married Maria when she was 14 and now he is divorcing her to marry another teen...
This is a pattern and is not going to stop until someone or something stops him. He is taking advantage of his Islamic rights to exploit young teens and imposing it in our constitution which is not fair.
This is a man who should not be introduced to a teen as his/her "uncle" , and I hope to God besides this, he is a good father.