My husband instructs my children to curse me, woman tells court

A housewife in Bauchi state, Aishatu Adamu Sulaiman has filed a request before an upper Shariah court 4 Bauchi pleading with the court to dissolve her marriage with her husband Umar Audu Mai Auduga over alleged humiliation.

Counsel to the plaintiff Barrister Nasiru Balan Malam told journalists that the divorce request was filed in the court as his client could no longer endure the maltreatment meted out to her by her husband who allegedly instructs her own children to curse and abuse her.

According to him, the husband often recorded the curses rained on the wife by the children and play it to the mother.

“Because of that, Aishatu felt that the action of the husband was irritating and humiliating. She therefore requests the court to dissolve the marriage”. He said.

However, during the court’s sitting held on Tuesday, the presiding judge Malam Bello Mohammed Sambo declined Aishatu’s request to dissolve the marriage.

He said the court in the previous sitting asked the guardians of the two parties to go and discuss and come up with a resolution on whether the marriage should be terminated or not in line with islamic principles of amicable reconciliation.

The judge therefore ruled that base on the resolution of the two guardians that suggested that the couple should forgive each other and remain together, he directed the wife to go back to her matrimonial home.

In his reaction, counsel to the plaintiff Nasiru Balan Malam expressed dissatisfaction on the judgement and vowed to appeal against it in a higher court.

He asserted that the position of the guardians did not reflect the wish of the plaintiff.

Blueprint reports that the woman wept profusely and lied down in the court after the judgement shouting that she does not love her husband any more.

Also reacting, the husband’s lawyer Zakariya Aliyu Libata hailed the judge over the verdict opining that his client would triumph everywhere should the plaintiff appeals against the ruling.

He said that so far Mai Auduga had won the case in three Shariah courts in the state.

Zakariya also claimed that the two spouses love each other alleging that it was the mother of the wife that instigates her daughter to seek divorce because the husband refuses to allow her to control the house.

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