A Kaduna state Sharia Court, sitting in Magajin Gari, on Monday dissolved the marriage between Nuhu Usman and Rashida Aminu, over Nuhu’s failure to cater for the family.
The judge, Malam Musa Saad, dissolved the union after listening to both parties and their guardians.
Saad ordered Usman, the respondent, to give N10, 000 monthly allowance and a sack of corn monthly to Rashida, the petitioner.
Rashida had on September 5 told the court that her husband had abandoned her and their nine children for more than a year.
“I want this honourable court to dissolve our marriage because of his irresponsible behaviour,’’ she said.
In his response, the respondent said he was a driver that travels inter-states to make ends meet, adding that he sends money at intervals
Usman who said he still loved his wife, prayed the court to give him more time to reconcile with her.
The judge had earlier requested the presence of the parties’ guardians, while only the petitioner’s guardian, Magaji Audu showed up.
” Rashida’s father had given him a car to drive so that he could provide food for his family, but he lost the car”, he said.
According to Audu, Usman in 2003 in writing, agreed to be of good behavior and a responsible husband, after a misunderstanding he had with his wife.