A source close to the first Family has revealed that the planned high profile marriage between Zahra Buhari and Ahmed Indimi, has been deferred following the physical altercation that trailed the delivery of several stacked dowry boxes valued at N47 million.According to the source, trouble started on November 18, during the traditional introduction ceremony, when the sister of the groom, Yataka Indimi, insisted on taking her mobile phone into the Presidential Villa, Abuja, contrary to security protocol as she wanted to record all the proceedings, including the delivery of the boxes made by the French luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, with her mobile phone, despite the fact it was against standard security protocol in the villa.
However, a struggle ensued between Yataka and the security officials who tried to compel her to comply with protocol, only for her to resist. The incident attracted the attention of other dignitaries who tried to stop the scuffle.
The argument then degenerated to a scuffle, compelling the wife of the Nasarawa State governor, Mrs. Tanko Almakura, to step in to stop the altercation from getting out of hand and may have injured her arm in the process. The source said:
“As of today, we learnt that the Nasarawa first lady is still nursing her wounds and is being treated for a dislocation,”
It was then learnt that the incident was so embarrassing that it incurred the wrath of the president over the behavior of the Indimis, who threatened to return the boxes and stop the marriage ceremony…
The source close to the presidency said:
“We learnt that the president who was displeased with the development and behavior exhibited by the Indimi family, vowed to return the boxes and not approve of the marriage.
“The president was also of the view that the gifts were too expensive and incompatible with his modest lifestyle and has asked the Indimis to take the boxes back.
“I think we must give it to the president for taking this stand, and cementing his reputation for not tolerating indiscipline,”
However, elders close to the Buhari and Indimi families are at the moment trying to prevail on the president not to return the boxes, as he would be bucking tradition.
They are also working on resolving the tension that has arisen since the altercation, so that the wedding could go ahead as planned, if not this weekend, then as soon as possible.