In Alkammawa area of Sokoto state, a woman identified as Rukayya Hamza has dragged her husband, Ghazali Garba, to court for not meeting up with the requirements needed for their children’s naming.
NAIJ.com gathered that Rukyya dragged her husband before the city lower sharia court in Sokoto, seeking to divorce him for not slaughtering rams to mark their children’s naming ceremonies.
Rukayya told the court, presided over by Faruk Ibrahim, that her husband only gave names to the children, Idris and Khadija, three years and five months respectively without slaughtering rams.
The woman also complained that Ghazali Garba was not feeding her and most times, he is fond of beating her. Based on these, Rukayya urged the court to help dissolve their marriage.
However, her husband admitted not slaughtering rams during the naming of their children but denied other allegations his wife levelled against him.
He told the court that he neither starved his wife of food nor maltreated her saying: “I did not slaughter rams on the children’s naming because I was insolvent whenever she was delivered of the children. So, I gave names to the children like that.”
The case was adjourned till May 23, 2017, as the judge urged the wife to present witnesses to testify against the husband as she claimed.
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