Court dissolves three-month-old marriage, orders wife to return N20,000 dowry

According to the Guardian, a three-month-old marriage between one Muhammad Abdulganiyu and Ma’arufat Ibrahim has been annulled by a sharia court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna.

On January 3, the judge, Malam Rilwan Kyaudai, gave his ruling in the case. He stated that the marriage was dissolved because the couple’s reconciliation efforts by the court and their guardians had been unsuccessful. Ibrahim was told to repay the N20,000 paid as dowry.

“She will also return the marriage suitcases she received and contents with the exception of the ones she has also sown. She will not return the cell phone as requested by the complainant but she will return the silver rings she received from him” the judge said

Earlier, Abdulganiyu in his petition alleged that his wife left their matrimonial home without any altercation.

“I tried my best to provide for her, but she and her mother do not appreciate my efforts and we’ve been married barely three months. If she’s not interested in the marriage anymore, she should pay me all I spent during the wedding and return the phone and silver rings I gave her” he said

On her part, the aggrieved wife said she left because her husband does not provide food for her. She said that he had told her that his mother pushed him into marrying her.

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