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Regional News of Friday, 20 January 2023


Gov Ganduje’s daughter set to end 16-yr-old marriage; vows to return N50,000 bride price

Asiya Ganduje and her husband Asiya Ganduje and her husband

Asiya Ganduje, a daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has vowed to return the N50,000 dowry paid by her husband, Inuwa Uba, to end their 16-year-old marriage.

She made this known before an Upper Shari’a Court.

Ganduje is in court seeking the dissolution of her marriage to her husband, Inuwa through Islamic means (Khul’i).

At the resumed sitting, thhe Plaintiff’s Counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu-Nassarawa, told the court that his client insists on returning the N50,000 bride price received from her husband in exchange for a divorce, reports Vanguard.

“Every woman who is living under strange conditions has a right under Islamic law to approach the court and seek for her marriage to be dissolved with the condition to return the dowry.

“My client is ready to return the N50,000 bride price received from her husband in exchange for a divorce.”

Aliyu-Nassarawa said his client is not willing to relinquish her rights and will not abide by the conditions set by the respondent.

“The conditions are the subject matter of dispute that should be subjected to another suit before another court.”

Earlier, Counsel to the respondent, Mr Umar I. Umar, said the issue is beyond the payment of the N50,000 dowry.

“My client has two conditions regarding some of his belongings, before coming to the issue of divorce.

“The respondent has four kids with the plaintiff, but all efforts to reconcile them proved abortive.

“The plaintiff should return all his credentials, house certificates, cars and relinquish her rights in their joint rice company.”

The presiding judge, Malam Halliru Abdullahi, after listening to the submission of both parties, adjourned the matter until Feb. 2 for judgement.