A housewife identified as Fatima Ishaq has dragged her husband, Hassan Haruna, before a Sharia Court in Kaduna State, over his being accused of raping a minor in the state.
The petitioner through her counsel, M.S. Abdullahi, told the court that she cannot continue living with her estranged husband because she could no longer guarantee her respect for him.
Abdullahi told the court that his client was willing to pay back the N5,000 her husband paid as bride price in 2006, adding that she is seeking the custody of their four children and N20,000 monthly for their upkeep.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the respondent, who was brought to the court in shackles for allegedly raping a minor, denied the charge of rape against him.
“If it is because of the rape issue you want to leave me, I can swear with the Holy Quran that I am innocent even though I will oblige your divorce request,” Haruna said.
The judge, Dahiru Lawal, terminated the marriage and ordered the petitioner to return N15,000 to Mr Haruna as the bride price he paid.
“The value of money in 2006 is not the same in the current situation,” Mr Lawal said.
Meanwhile, a jealous husband who caught his wife having sex with another man, has hacked off his wife’s lover’s penis with scissors before taking off with the organ so it couldn’t be re-attached.