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Teen-bride seeks dissolution of 4-month-old marriage



Return my virginity, good health, if you want dissolution — Wife tells husband

A 19-year-old housewife, Sumayya Muhammad on Monday prayed a Shari’a Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State to dissolve her four-months-old marriage to Umar Imam through ‘Khul’.

It was reported that Khul’ is a form of divorce in which the wife releases herself (from the marriage tie) by paying consideration to the husband.

Muhammad through her counsel Mr I.T Sanusi said hat she was ready to return the N100,000 dowry she received from her husband to redeem herself.

She added that Umar owed her N10,000 and prayed court to assist her recover the money.

“I am not pregnant, and I don’t have a child. I am not interested in the marriage again”, she, said.

On his part, the defendant said he loved his wife and prayed court to give him time to try and reconcile with his wife.

He explained that he owed his wife N9,500 not N10,000 as she stated.

The judge Malam Rilwanu Kyaudai adjourned the matter to October 7, for the couple to try and reconcile.

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Aisha Gambo

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