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House wife seeks divorce over mother in-law’s nagging

Kaduna – A house wife, Aisha Abu of Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna, on Monday dragged her husband to Magajin Gari Sharia Court 2, asking for a divorce after his mother allegedly directed him to stop feeding her.

Abu told the court that her husband, Mohammad Abdullahi, had stopped providing for her on the instructions of his mother.

According to her, she has never had peace since their marriage due to the interference of her mother-in-law, who lives in the same house with them.

She told the court that the woman had also began tormenting her two years into the marriage, allegedly taunting her for not giving birth.

Abu added however that she became pregnant and delivered a boy after they relocated to Katsina to avoid the woman, but had to return to Kaduna to continue living with her.

The husband denied the allegation accusing the wife’s father of instigating the complainant to seek for divorce.

According to him, his father in-law had personally asked him to divorce Abu and offered to repay the dowry paid on her.

Abdullahi said since declining the request by her father, “she has refused to cook or assist my mother who is very old”.

He told the court that the complainant was seven months pregnant and has no intention of divorcing her.

The presiding officer, Khadi Ibrahim Inuwa, gave the couple up to July 5, to settle the matter amicably, and report back to the court on their effort. (NAN)


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