A woman, Fatima Mohammed, on Friday urged a Sharia
Court in Minna to dissolve her seven-year-old marriage over
her husband’s indebtedness to her.
She had approached the court seeking the dissolution of her
marriage to Ibrahim Mohammed over unsettled debt of
She said her husband borrowed the money immediately they
got married and had since not paid.
She also accused her husband of not performing his duty of
feeding her, the children and taking care of other needs.
Mohammed denied the allegations, but said he was also no
longer interested in the marriage. He, however, did not
object to the wife’s request for a divorce.
He accused his wife of not taking good care of his children,
as well as starving him of sex.
In his ruling, the judge, Mr. Ahmed Bima, adjourned the case
until June 8 for ruling on the dissolution of the marriage and
to look into the counter-claims of the husband.