…As Woman drags husband to court demanding for divorce through redemption***
A 45-year-old man, Hassan Muhammad, on Tuesday prayed the Sharia Court II sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna to grant him custody of his three children who were staying with his former wife, Bilkisu Abubakar.
The complainant, a resident of Rafin Guza Kaduna, told the court that the defendant had remarried and he does not want his children to be raised by another man.
In her defense, Bilkisu also residing at Rafin Guza, reminded the court that it granted her the custody of the children in 2018 due to the complainant’s inability to take care of them.
“When I visited the village, I saw my children in a sorry state; two of them were seriously sick and the other two were said to have gone to the bush to graze animals.
“Eventually, one of my sons died and I wasn’t informed until when I filed a suit against him”, she said.
She added that she was still living with her children and had not relocated to her new husband house.
Muhammad however insisted that he had also remarried and now has a wife to take care of the children.
The judge, Malam Murtala Nasir after listening to both parties, ruled that the children should remain with their mother, but should be allowed to visit their father as appropriate.
In the meantime, a house wife, Fauziyya Sodangi, on Tuesday prayed a Sharia Court ll sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, to dissolve the union between her and her husband, Garba Dan-Asabe, through redemption (Khul’i).
The complainant, a resident of Tudun Wada area of Kaduna, told the court that she was ready to repay the dowry she received from the defendant.
“I also want the court to grant me custody of my three children and compel their father to pay N10, 000 feeding allowance for each child, “she said.
The defendant was not in court, but was represented by one Yakubu Ibrahim who presented a divorce document to the court which was written by the defendant.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the divorce document stated that the defendant had made one pronouncement of divorce, saying he does not need the complainant to return any dowry.
The Judge, after listening to both parties, adjourned until Sept. 16 for further hearing.