A drama played out at the Freedom Radio Kano on Wednesday when hundreds of teenagers besieged the station to marry a lady who promised to give a car and house to anybody who marries her.
The 22-year-old girl, Zainab Abdulmalik had on ‘Inda Ranka’, a popular programme of the radio station on Wednesday disclosed her intention to give the items to anybody who marries her.
Our correspondent reports that from across the state young boys thronged the radio station at the Sharada industrial layout area of the state wearing their best attires.
The girl had requested that all interested young boys who are between the ages of 17 and 25 should assemble at the radio station for screening on Wednesday morning.
When our correspondent went to the radio station around 11.am, hundreds of youths were seen slugging it out with security men of the radio station. While waiting at the entrance of the station, the boys were seen running after all female visitors, asking them whether they are Zainab.
The number of interested persons who were mainly teenagers kept swelling until the lady arrived around 1.pm. When she arrived, they all pounced on her expressing their love to her. She was ferried away by security operatives when the boys swooped on her.
Speaking to our correspondent, one of the boys, Haruna Usman said he was interested in the lady because of the offer.
“You know it is not un-Islamic to marry a lady because of her wealth or knowledge, so I’m here because of the offer. I have been longing to marry for long but my financial status has been weighing me down. Nobody will get this opportunity that will not grab it,” he said.
For his part, Mohammed Mustapha (25) said he decided to offer himself to her because of the way she was treated by her ex-boyfriend.
“I’m not a poor man because my business capital is over N1million but I came to marry because she was jilted by her lover. If she agrees to marry me, I promise you she will not regret it,” he said.
In an interview with our correspondent, the girl who hailed from Osun state said she decided to offer the items because she was betrayed by her longtime boyfriend.
“I’m a trader at the singer market and I invested about N5million on my lover but he jilted me after all I have done for him. It is against this that I went to the radio station to offer these items to anybody who is willing to marry me. I’m single and I have never married before,” she said.