An estranged wife, Maryam Abubakar, on Monday took her husband, Shamsu Lawal, to a Sharia Court in Magajin Gari area of Kaduna State, asking for divorce.
She expressed her desire for a divorce because her husband did not care for her.
Maryam told the court that her husband abandoned her for six months, with no food, medical attention and shelter. She also told the court that her husband owed her N40,000.
“He sent people to pack all my things out of the house we were living at Pambeguwa; I am now living with my mother in Kaduna,” she said.
She prayed the court to dissolve the marriage and compel her husband to pay her the money he owed her.
The husband, however, denied the allegations, saying he had never left his wife for even a month. He, however, confessed to holding a N40,000 she had asked him to save for her.
The Judge, Musa Sa’ad-Goma, ordered the defendant to refund the N40,000 to his wife.
He also ordered the couple to return to court with their parents on February 13.
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