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Sharia Court grants divorce filed by woman whose husband is in jail

A 30-year-old woman Zuwairiyya Ahmad on Friday prayed to a Sharia Court in Kaduna to grant her divorce because her husband, Yakubu Bawasa, was in jail.

The complainant said that she was tired of the marriage.

”He is no more providing our basic necessities.”

The judge, Murtala Nasir, said that based on the report gotten from the correctional facility, the defendant was sentenced to four years imprisonment in 2020.

The judge stated that the court has answered the prayer of the complainant and therefore dissolved the union between the couple.

Meanwhile, an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday granted a 40-year-old hairdresser, Mrs. Sekinat Oyeniyi’s prayer for divorce on grounds that her husband impregnated another woman.

Delivering judgment, the court’s President, Mr. Adeniyi Koledoye held that it was proper for both parties to go their separate ways since they were tired of living together as husband and wife.

Koledoye held that the court’s decision was in the best interest of the parties as all efforts to reconcile them failed.

“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Olayinka Oyeniyi dissolved today.

“Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife.

“Each of you should go on his or her separate ways unmolested; the court wishes both of you well in your future endeavors,” he said.

Koledoye ordered Oyeniyi to be responsible for the children’s education and general welfare.

Sekinat in her testimony said: “I got to know that he impregnated a girl when she came to the house to fight him for abandoning her.

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“Due to the frequent beatings, I packed out of his house with the children because I may not be lucky next time he beats me.”

The mother of three also said that her husband was a drunk, saying that most time he came home drunk and started misbehaving.

She begged the court to terminate the marriage that she no longer loved her husband.

Responding to the allegations, the 42-year-old businessman, Oyeniyi, said that his wife was promiscuous.

“My wife is wayward and adulterous, she moves around in the community messing with men. She invited her lover to my brother’s wedding.

“When I asked her who the man was? She said he was her friend’s husband.

“She (Sekinat) is presently living with that same man. She left my house with our children on March 18, 2020.

“Her mother encouraged and supported her in her adulterous act.

Oyeniyi also alleged that Sekinat was always threatening to stab him with a bottle or bathe him in hot water.

“My children cannot be living with another man when I am still alive, she should bring them back to me, I will train and feed them as I did before,” he said. (NAN)

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