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Man drags in-law to court seeking refund of bride price

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A 72-year-old man, Abubakar Ibrahim of Kabala West, Kaduna, has filed a legal suit against his future in-law seeking refund of N95,000 paid as bride price.

Mr Ibrahim filed the suit on Tuesday before a Sharia Court ll sitting at Magajin Gari.

Ibrahim told the court that he paid N95, 000 to his prospective in-law, Muhammad Lawal, and after two years, no date had been fixed for the wedding.

He told the court that they entered into an agreement on April 17 for his prospective in-laws to pay back the money but they reneged.

“He has two cars, he should sell one and pay me my money,’’ Ibrahim said.

The defendant, Lawal, a district head and resident of 65 Warri Street, Kaduna, acknowledged that he owed the money paid as bride price for his daughter, Ramatu.

Lawal denied having any car or any movable asset which can be sold to repay the complainant.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir, adjourned the case until July 16 for ruling.

Nasir ordered the complainant to carry out further investigation into whether the defendant owns any movable property.

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