Nigeria court rejects 'forced marriage' case
A Nigerian high court has dismissed a case brought by a 26-year-old woman who says her father forced her to marry a senator.
The judge said her human rights had not been violated and it was a matrimonial matter for an Islamic court.
Zainab Isa Mayana was married to the senator of Zamfara State, Sahabi Ya'u, 54, in July at a ceremony where she was represented by her father.
She says she has never met him and her father knew she was already engaged.
Sokoto, where the trial took place, was one of several northern states to re-introduce Sharia law after the return to democracy in 1999.