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Businessman Drags In-law to Court for ‘Refusing’ to Return his Wife



A businessman, Isma’il Ibrahim, on Tuesday dragged one Zainab Muhammad, his mother-in-law, to a Shari’a Court at Rigasa Kaduna, for allegedly refusing to allow his wife to return to her matrimonial home.

The complainant, a resident at Police Station road, Rigasa, told the court that the defendant had stopped his wife from returning home due to his financial situation.

“I love my wife and I want her home, I pray the court to assist me to get my wife back,’’ he said.

In her defence, the defendant said she stopped her daughter from going to her matrimonial home due to a lack of care by the complainant.

She said her daughter had a cesarean section and lost her baby.

She added that the complainant failed to pay the hospital bill and abandoned the wife at her parent’s house for three months without care.

“He came after three months, requesting for his wife to return to him and I told him she has to stay with me for six months to enable her fully recover.

I still live in a rented apartment in Abuja, praying to build mine…

“My daughter fell sick after the operation and I was the one that paid for all her medication and feeding throughout the period,’’ she said.

She told the court that she was ready to hand over her daughter to the husband if he paid all she had spent on medication and feeding for nine months.

The judge, Abubakar Salisu-Tureta, adjourned the case until Sept. 4, for the defendant to present the total sum of the money she spent on her daughter.


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