A housewife, Shamsiya Muhammad, has sought dissolution of her marriage to Sani Adamu over his refusal to pray.
The complainant, who resides at Tudun Wada, Kaduna, also told a Sharia Court II sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Wednesday that she was no longer interested in the marriage because Adamu did not care for her and always insulted her parents whenever they had a misunderstanding.
She said: “We got married six years ago and we have two children. He paid N40,000 as my bride price. I am willing to return his money and free myself from the union as Islam guides us.”
Adamu, who also resides at Tudun Wada, Kaduna, denied insulting his wife’s parents and said that he prays five times daily.
He said he still loves his wife and prayed the court to give him more time to settle their differences.
A witness, Sulaiman Sabo, leader of Kaduna butchers, said he had made several failed attempts to settle the misunderstanding between the couple.
The judge, Murtala Nasir, after listening to Sabo and the couple, adjourned the case till September 30 for the complainant to bring the N40,000 paid as her bride price.
The case had been adjourned four times at different sittings to enable Sabo intervene, but the wife stuck to her demand for divorce.