By Aisha Gambo
Kaduna, – A Sharia Court at Magajin Gari Kaduna on Wednesday ordered two men Murtala Muhammad and Usman Yahya to give N10,000 each to their wives Shamsiyya Abubakar and Hauwa Zakari for their upkeeps.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two women respectively dragged their husbands to court for lack of care.
The judge, Mallam-Dahiru Lawal, after listening to both parties advised the defendant to meet the complainants’ parent again and report to court on the adjourned date to Oct 17.
According to the Judge Mallam-Dahiru Lawal,the money would serve as a means of reconciliation between the two couples.
Earlier, the court heard the case between Muhammad and Yahya in which the latter prayed the court for divorce over lack of care.
Abubakar, through her lawyer Ibrahim Muhammed explained that she had been at her parent’s house for nine months with the baby she was nursing.
“He has not been providing food,clothing or medical care for my baby and I that is why I want a divorce”, she said.
She added that she left her matrimonial house because their house rent had expired and her husband had not provided any alternative shelter.
On his defense, the defendant stated that he and his wife had been living peacefully adding that they started having problems after she put to bed.
“Since she left to her parent’s house for post-natal care,she refused to return”, he said.
He added that he still loved his wife and would want her back.
On her part, Zakari who prayed the court for a divorce accused her husband Yahya of being irresponsible.
She said she had to leave his house to her parent so as to survive as he does not provide food, clothing and healthcare for her and their two children.
The defendant denied the allegations saying she left his house with the two children without his consent.
He added that all effort to bring her back proved abortive.
“My brother and I went to meet her parents so as to resolve the issue, they blamed me for many things and I apologized.
“They told me that she would return which she never did”, he said.
The judge after listening to both parties advised the defendant to meet the complainant’s parents again and report to court on the adjourned date.