A young man, identified as Yari Inusa, has been confirmed dead while competing with another suitor for a lady’s hand in marriage.
The incident happened at Durmin Birivillage, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to the Police, the man died following injuries he sustained on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game of Sharo withanother man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry the lady.Sharo game entails two male suitorsflogging each other 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.
Inusa was said to have fainted after he was hit on the head; and eventual died.
The Katsina State Police Command spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
He 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.