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Man sues in-law for taking away his wife

A businessman, Isma’il Ibrahim, on Tuesday, dragged one Zainab Muhammad, his mother in-law, to a Shari’a court at Rigasa, Kaduna, for refusing to allow his…

A businessman, Isma’il Ibrahim, on Tuesday, dragged one Zainab Muhammad, his mother in-law, to a Shari’a court at Rigasa, Kaduna, for refusing to allow his wife return to her matrimonial home due to his financial situation.

He told the court that, “I love my wife and I want her home. I pray this court to assist me get my wife back.’’

The defendant said she stopped her daughter from going back to her matrimonial home due to lack of care by the husband.

She said her daughter had a caesarean section (CS) and lost the baby and that the complainant failed to pay the hospital bill and abandoned her at her parent’s house for three months without care.

She said, “He came after three months, requesting for his wife to return to him, and I told him she had to stay with me for six months to enable her fully recover.

“My daughter fell sick after the operation and I was the one that paid for all her medication and feeding throughout the period.’’

She told the court that she was ready to hand over her daughter to her husband if he paid all she spent on medication and feeding for nine months.

The Khadi, Malam Abubakar Salisu-Tureta, asked the defendant to calculate and present to the court the total sum of the money she spent on her daughter and adjourned to September 4. (NAN)