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Court dissolves 7-year-old “loveless”marriage



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

An Upper Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja on Wednesday dissolved a seven-year-old marriage between a woman, Ramatu Ahmed and her husband, Yahaya Salihu for lack of love.

The Judge, Mohammad Wakili dissolved the marriage according to Islamic Laws, following Ahmed’s prayer for divorce on the said ground.

Wakili also ordered Ahmed to observe “Iddah”, which is an observation period of three months after the judgment before contracting another marriage.

Earlier, the mother of two, told the court that she married Salihu in 2017 according to Islamic Personal Law.

She said that she had been having marital issues for almost six years in the marriage and grew tired of the situation.

“Inspite of family interventions, the situation has not changed, I can never love Salihu I want the court to grant my wish,” she said.

She added that when her father passed away, Salihu went to pay his condolences in her family home but refused to greet her mother.

In his response, Salihu said that he does not love the plaintiff anymore and consented to the divorce, adding that her late father was also like a father to him.

Joy Kaka

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