Ganduje’s daughter, husband drag property, as divorce case gets judgment date
Asiya Balaraba Ganduje, daughter to Kano State governor, has told the Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Filin Hockey in Kano State that she will not pay her estranged husband more than the N50,000 he paid her as dowry 16 years earlier.
Asiya Balaraba had filed a suit before the court seeking to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage with her husband, Inuwa Uba
She told the court that she was fed up with the marriage and wanted out, therefore seeking to terminate the union through the Khul’i principles.
At the court’s proceedings on Thursday, Uba’s lawyer said that the issue was not only for her to pay back the dowry but that of fulfilling some conditions before the marriage could be dissolved.
“The issue is not only for her to pay back the dowry of N50,000. There are a lot of his belongings with her, which includes his credentials, certificates of his properties and his cars. Above all, we want her to relinquish her right of possession in a joint venture of one rice milling company.”
But the counsel to the plaintiff led by Barrister Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa insisted that they will pay only N50,000 dowry, advising the defendant to file another suit before another court for his claims.
“We want him to understand that the Khul’i is based on the actual subject matter of the marriage which is dowry. His dowry was N50,000 and we say we are giving him N50, O00. But we are not going to abide by his conditions. All these issues are not the subject matter of this suit. If he wants these claims, he should file another suit before another court. And we are saying that she is not willing to relinquish her right in the rice milling company. We are giving him what he gave us as dowry but we are not giving him what is not his own.”
The judge Khadi Abdullahi Halliru adjourned the case to 2nd February, 2023 for judgement.
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