March 28, 2023

Inuwa Uba, the husband of Asiya, daughter of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has listed conditions on which he will grant his estranged wife request for dissolution of their 16-year-old marriage.

Asiya who said she is fed up with her marriage to Uba wants the partnership to be dissolved through Islamic means (Khul’i). At the resumed hearing of the suit before an Upper Shari’a Court on Thursday, Uba’s lawyer rejected the offer of payment of N50,000 dowry to finalise the divorce.
The lawyer said his client has two conditions regarding some of his belongings, before the issue of divorce can be addressed.

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

“The plaintiff should return all his credentials, house certificates, cars and relinquish her rights in their joint rice company.”

But the Governor daughter’s lawyer, Ibrahim Aliyu-Nassarawa, told the court that his client is ready to return the sum N50,000 bride price received from her husband in exchange for divorce. He said the other demands of her husband should be addressed through another suit.

The lawyer said his client will not accept to give up her other rights or conditions set by the husband.

“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 the condition to return the dowry.

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

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

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

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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