The Emir however defended his action by making these statements among others:
* The lady in question is 18 and therefore legally of age to marry under all laws and certainly under Muslim law.
* She is proceeding for her undergraduate education in the UK in January. She had an A in computer science in her O levels and plans to get a degree in computer science.
* Each and every one of my wives is a university graduate and some have worked and then stopped and in each case the choice was purely theirs.
* The young lady in question gave her free consent and even after the contract the wedding will not happen for a few years. By then she may be 21. If she freely consents to this I do not know on what moral grounds anyone has a grouse. She is an adult, she gave her consent, and her education is not being in anyway interrupted.
The pretty 18 year-old is called Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa.
The photographer (Maigaskiya) who captured these images shared them on his Instagram Page.