The Kano State Upper Shari’ah Court has dissolved a marriage between Asiya Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and her husband Inuwa Uba through Islamic means, known as Khul’i.
Asiya Ganduje, a daughter of the governor of Kano State, approached the court through her counsel, Barrister Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa, seeking the court to dissolve her marriage, stating that she was fed up and expressing her readiness to return the sum of N50,000 received as dowry.
In his response to the claim of the plaintiff, Counsel to the Respondent, Umar I. Umar, said the claim of the plaintiff goes 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 to Asiya told the court that the plaintiff would not relinquish her rights to divorce.
The counsel submitted that the plaintiff filed her claim for divorce alone.
Delivering the judgment, the trial judge Mallam Abdullahi Haliru said the evidence adduced during the course of the trial proved that the plaintiff received the sum of N50,000.
He said 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 in dowry.
Addressing the court after the judgment, the counsel to the respondent, Umar I. Umar, prayed for the court to supply him with records of the proceeding and indicated his interest to go to the upper court and test the analysis of the judgment.