Sharia Court Dissolves Ganduje’s Daughter’s 16 Years Marriage
…Orders Asiya To Refund 50,000 Dowry
The Kano State Upper Sharia Court, on Thursday, dissolved the marriage between Asiya Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and her Husband, Inuwa Uba through Islamic means.
Earlier, Asiya Ganduje, daughter of the Kano State governor through her counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa, approached the court, seeking the court to dissolve her marriage, on the grounds that she is fed up, and stated her readiness to return the sum of N50,000 received as dowry.
In his response, the counsel for the respondent, Umar I. Umar, said the claim of the plaintiff is beyond the issue of dowry alone and argued that Asiya held some properties belonging to his client.
Earlier in his response on the point of law, Counsel for Asiya, told the court that the plaintiff will not relinquish her rights for divorce.
The Counsel submitted that the plaintiff filed her claim for divorce alone.
Delivering the judgement, the trial judge, Mallam Abdullahi Haliru, said the evidence adduced during the cause of trial proved that the plaintiff received the sum of N50,000.
According to him, the court gave the judgment based on what is supposed to be the basis of the marriage, which is the dowry.
The Judge ordered Asiya to return the sum of N50,000 dowry.
Addressing the court after the judgement, the counsel to the respondent, Umar, prayed the court to supply him with records of the proceeding, and indicated his intention to approach the Upper court to test the analysis of the judgement.