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Suitor flogged to death in Katsina marriage competition

A young man identified as Yari Inusa, has died while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage,

The incident recently occurred

at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

 

Police sources said Inusa following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.

The traditional game requires two male suitors to bitterly flog themselves for a woman’s hand in marriage. Whoever wins between them will marry the girl.

Inusa had reportedly flogged Saidu without any incident, but tragedy struck when it was the turn of Saidu to flog Inusa. Saidu allegedly hit Inusa on the head, instead of hitting him on the back as the rules of the game dictate.

Inusa was said to have collapsed after he was hit on the head and subsequently died from the incident.

Confirming the incident, the Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah said: “Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”

According to him, Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.

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