Wed. Mar 29th, 2023

Asiya Ganduje, a daughter to Kano State Governor, on Thursday, before an Upper Shari’a Court insisted on returning the N50,000 dowry paid by her husband, Inuwa Uba, to end their 16-year-old marriage.

The plaintiff was in court seeking dissolution of her marriage through a Islamic means(Khul’i) as she claims to be tired and fed up with Inuwa.

At the resumed sitting, the Plaintiff Counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu-Nassarawa, told the court his client insist on returning the N50,000 bride price received from her husband in exchange for divorce.

“Every woman who is living under strange condition, has a right under Islamic law to approach the court and seek for her marriage to be dissolved with condition of returning the dowry.

“My client is ready to return the N50,000 bride price received from her husband in exchange for divorce”.

Aliyu-Nassarawa said his client is not willing to relinquish her rights and will not abide by the respondent conditions.

“As far as we are concern the respondent have no any property with my client.

“The respondent conditions are subject matter of dispute that should be subjected to another suit before another court”.

Earlier, Counsel to the respondent, Mr Umar I. Umar, said the issue is beyond the payment of N50,000 dowry he paid alone.

“My client has two conditions regarding to some of his belongings, before coming to the issue of divorce.

“The respondent has four kids with the plaintiff, all efforts to reconcile proved abortive.

“The plaintiff should return all his credentials, house certificates, cars and relinquish her rights in their Joint Rice Company”.

The presiding judge Mallam Halliru Abdullahi, after listening to the submission of both parties, adjourned the matter until Feb.2, for judgement.

According to reports, the court had on Jan.12, dismissed the preliminary objection, filed by counsel to the respondent challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

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