A 19-year-old housewife, Sumayya Muhammad, on Monday, prayed a Shari’a court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, to dissolve her four-month-old marriage to one Umar Imam through “Khul” – a form of divorce in which the wife releases herself (from the marriage tie) by paying consideration to the husband.
Sumayya, through her counsel, I. T. Sanusi, said that she was ready to return the N100,000 dowry paid by her husband to redeem herself.
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She added that Imam owed her N10,000 and prayed the court to assist her recover the money.
She told the court that, “I am not pregnant and I don’t have a child. I am not interested in the marriage again.”
The defendant said he loved his wife and prayed the court to give him time to reconcile with her.
He explained that he owed his wife N9,500, not N10,000, as she claimed.
The Judge, Malam Rilwanu Kyaudai, adjourned the case to October 7. (NAN)