A young housewife, identified as Marwanatu Muhammad, has asked a Shari’a court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna State, for divorce as a result of infertility in her 10-year-old marriage.
Marwanatu explained to the court on Monday that her husband, Iliyasu has been finding it difficult to impregnate her since they got married in 2011.
She said “He was married before now but the wife left him due to his infertility issues. I thought my case would be different but I was wrong.
”I am okay and have no health issue. I am no longer interested in the marriage. I am ready to return the N20, 000 dowry he paid.”
Iliyasu, on his part, said his wife, Marwanatu was owing him N17,700. He urged the court to recover the money from his divorce-seeking wife.
However, the judge, Malam Salisu Abubakar-Tureta held that the union had been dissolved through Khul’I (redemption) and adjourned the matter until Feb. 24 to enable the complainant to produce the N20,000 dowry and also to swear before the court.