Fulani Suitor flogged dies in Katsina marriage competition over a Lady
A young man identified as Yari Inusa has confirmed death by Katsina State Police Command while competing with another suitor over a lady he want to marry.
The incident recently occurred at Durmin Biri village, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Katsina State Police spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah,Inusa died 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 dictates. source said”.
Inusa was said to have fainted after he was hit on the head and eventual died.
Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah said: “Inusa’s father, Mallam, reported the incident to the police, leading to the arrest of Saidu.”
He said Inusa’s corpse had been released to the family and buried according to Islamic rites.