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Court dissolves 7-year-old marriage over desertion

A Jos Area Court sitting in Nassarawa Gwong , on Wednesday dissolved a seven-year-old  marriage between Sumaiya Muhammad and her husband, Bala Usman on grounds of desertion.

The Judge, Mr Ishaq Danjuma, in granting the request made by Muhammad said all efforts to reconcile the parties failed.

The judge ordered the petitioner to refund N50,000 only to the respondent, being the dowry Usman paid by way of Khul’l (dissolution of the marriage bond at the instance of the wife) according to Islamic law and procedure.

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Danjuma further granted the petitioner custody of their children.

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He however said the respondent is allowed to visit the children at appropriate times of the day without any hindrance.

Earlier, Muhammad, pleaded with the court to dissolve her marriage, saying that her husband, deserted her when she was ill and staying with her parents.

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Muhammad accused Usman of failure to provide for the family for three years since she fell ill.



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6 COMMENTS

  1. That is how some family we put there problems outside in marriage you people didn’t need anybody to solve your problems for you many home are worst then your own but you people have to manage yourself that why they call it marriage

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