Sharia Court Dissolves Ganduje Daughter’s Marriage, Orders Her To Return N50,000 Dowry

Sharia Court Dissolves Ganduje Daughter's Marriage, Orders Her To Return N50,000 Dowry

The marriage of the daughter of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Asiya Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and her husband, Inuwa Uba has been dissolved by the Kano State Upper Sharia Court on Thursday.

Asiya, had through her counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa, approached the court, seeking the court to dissolve her marriage, on the grounds that she is fed up, and stated her readiness to return the sum of N50,000 received as dowry.

Responding, the counsel for the respondent, Umar I. Umar, said the claim of the plaintiff is beyond the issue of dowry alone and argued that Asiya held some properties belonging to his client.

Earlier in his response on the point of law, Counsel for Asiya, told the court that the plaintiff will not relinquish her rights for divorce, submitting that the plaintiff filed her claim for divorce alone.

The trial judge, while delivering the judgement, said the evidence adduced during the cause of trial proved that the plaintiff received the sum of N50,000.

According to him, the court gave the judgment based on what is supposed to be the basis of the marriage, which is the dowry.

The Judge ordered Asiya to return the sum of N50,000 dowry.

The counsel to the respondent, Umar, while addressing the court after the judgment, prayed the court to supply him with records of the proceeding, and indicated his intention to approach the Upper court to test the analysis of the judgement.

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