For changing their children’s school without his consent, a man identified as Yusuf Buhari has dragged his estranged wife, Hadiza Muhammad, to a Sharia Court, sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muhammad had earlier instituted a court case, seeking for divorce form Buhari, but it was stopped by a High Court.
Buhari, through his counsel, Sani Shehu, told the court that Muhammad took his two female children to her parents’ house and changed their school from the one in which he had enrolled them without his consent.
During the court sitting on Friday, November 29, 2019, the counsel also said that for six months, Muhammad refused to allow her estranged husband see his children as ordered by a court, even though they still remained husband and wife.
He prayed the court to order Muhammad to take the children back to the school in which their father enrolled them and also, to take the children back to their father’s house, as they still remained husband and wife.
The defendant (Muhammad), through her counsel, Adam Hassan, said that Islamic law permitted a woman to take her children with her wherever she was going.
“If she is taking her children with her to a safe place, not a long distance from their father, it is allowed by law; even though they had little misunderstanding, she is still his wife”, the counsel said.
The Judge, Murtala Nasir, after listening to the complaint of both parties, adjourned the case till Nov. 6.
He ordered the counsels to come along with a copy of the High Court’s proceedings on the matter