By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Nigeria: A 23-year-old housewife, Firdausi Suleiman, on Monday, dragged her husband, Haruna Haruna – a civil engineer – before a Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, seeking divorce on the ground that he beats her and says she eats too much.
Firdausi, who lives in Rigasa with her husband, also told the court that her husband always locked up the kitchen at night.
She further told the court that, “I was forced into marrying Haruna when I was 16 by my father, and in our seven years of marriage, I have not spent a complete year without him sending me back to my parent’s house.
“Thereafter, he banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. When I got fed up, and my parents got to know about what I have going through and reported to his mother, she told me that he was possessed by an evil spirit.”
Haruna’s counsel, M. K. Mustapha, said, “My client doesn’t look like someone who has evil spirits or has mental problems. In fact, he is currently in Katsina State executing some projects.”
The Judge, Nuhu Falalu, ordered Haruna’s counsel to invite the couple’s parents or guardians to explore an amicable solution and adjourned the case to October 4.