One 23-year-old woman, Firdausi Suleiman, had on Monday pulled Haruna Haruna, her husband, before a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, demanding a dissolution if their marriage on basis that he beats her for always eating copiously.
Firdausi’, who resides in Rigasa–Kaduna in her petition, also informed the court that Haruna, her husband, always locks the kitchen up in at night.
‘I haven’t spent a whole year without him having to send me back to my parents house, In our seven years of marriage.
‘My marriage with Haruna was forced on me at the age of 16 by my father.
‘Haruna won’t allow me receive visitors in our marital home and he also punches me.
‘At the point I became feed up, I got parents involved and told them about what I have been going through and they reported the matter to his mother, His mother had told me that he was hypnotised by an evil spirit,’ she said.
The petitioner pleaded the court to dissolve the marriage and grant her custody of their daughter.
The husband who’s a civil engineer in his defence, via his lawyer, M. K Mustapha Esq, said his client is mentally alright and is not hypnotised.
‘Haruna, my client doesn’t look like a person who has evil spirits or has mental issues. As a matter of fact, he is presently in Katsina State implementing some projects’, he said.
Nuhu Falalu, the Judge, adjourned the case until 4th October after hearing both parties and ordered Haruna’s counsel to invite the couple’s parents or guardians to seek a peaceful solution.