Bauchi Sharia court refuses to dissolve marriage, direct couple to settle amicably


By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

The hope of an embattled housewife, Aishatu Adamu Suleiman to get separated from her husband, Umar Audu Mai’auduga was dashed by a Bauchi Upper Sharia Court which refused to dissolve the marriage between them. 
The embattled Aishatu Adamu Sulaiman had sought for the dissolution of the marriage with her husband, Umar Audu Mai Auduga over alleged physical and psychological humiliation.
While deleting his verdict, The presiding judge, Malam Bello Mohammed Sambo declined Aishatu’s request to dissolve the marriage saying that the court in the previous sitting had asked the guardians of the two parties to go and discuss and come up with a resolution on whether the marriage should be terminated or not in line with islamic principles of amicable reconciliation between two fighting parties especially couples.
The judge therefore ruled that based on the resolution of the two guardians that suggested that the couple should forgive each other and remain together, he directed the wife to go back to her matrimonial home and make peace with her husband.
In his reaction to the outcome, Counsel to the plaintiff, Barrister Nasiru Balan Malam told Journalists at the court premises that the divorce request was filed in the court as his client could no longer endure the maltreatment meted on her by her husband.
According to him, the husband often instructed her children to abuse her among other offences and expressed dissatisfaction on the judgement vowing to appeal against it in a higher Sharia court.
In his own reaction, the lawyer to the husband, Zakariya Aliyu Libata hailed the judgement opining that his client would triumph everywhere should the plaintiff appealed against the ruling.
He said that so far Mai Auduga had won the case in three Shariah courts in the state claiming that the two love each other alleging that it was the mother of the wife that instigates her daughter to seek divorce because the husband refuses to allow her to control the house.
Aishatu Adamu Suleiman had filed a request before the upper Shariah court 4 Bauchi pleading with the court to dissolve her marriage with her husband because according to her, she was no longer enjoying the union as maltreatment and humiliation have taken over. 

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