A Grade I Area Court located in Kubwa, Abuja, has dissolved a 10-month-old marriage between a civil servant, Wasilat Saka, and her husband, Tajudeen Jimoh, by way of “Khuli”.
Khuli is a procedure through which a woman can divorce herself from her husband in Islam, by returning the dowry and everything she had received from him during their life together, or without returning anything, as agreed by the spouses or judge.
The Judge, Ibrahim Rufai, dissolved the marriage according to Islamic Law, following Saka’s prayer for divorce by way of khuli on grounds of lack of affection.
Rufai ordered Saka to refund the dowry of N50,000 back to Jimoh and observe “Iddah” (waiting period) of three months according to Islamic injunction, before contracting another marriage.
Earlier, Wasilat Saka told the court that she got married to Tajudeen Jimoh under Islamic Law in 2022, adding that the marriage did not produce any child.
She, however, told the court that she was no longer interested in the marriage and prayed to the court to dissolve the marriage on grounds of dislikeness.
“I pray to the court to dissolve my marriage by way of “Khuli”, I am ready to refund the dowry of N50,000 to the respondent,” she said. (NAN)
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