Firdausi Sulaiman, a 23-year-old woman has reported her husband, Haruna Haruna a civil engineer to the Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State as seeks for divorce in the grounds that are husband beats her repeatedly because he eats too much.
In her petition before the court, Mrs Sulaiman, a resident of Rigasa, Kaduna lamented that her husband usually lock the kitchen at night in order to prevent her from eating, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
In our seven years of marriage, I have not spent a complete year without him sending me back to my parent’s house. I was forced by my brother into marrying Haruna when I was 16 years old. He banned me from receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me.
”When I got fed up, my parents got to know about what I have been going through and reported the matter to his mother. His mother told me that he was possessed by an evil spirit,” she said.
She appealed to the court to end her marriage with her husband and also give her custody of their only child – a girl.
M. K Mustapha, in defense of his client, Haruna Haruna argued that he is not mentally derailed neither is his body a haven for evil spirits.
“My client doesn’t look like someone who is possessed by evil spirits or has mental problems. In fact, he is currently in Katsina State executing some projects”, he said.
The Judge, Nuhu Falalu, after hearing the submission of both parties, adjourned the case till October 4, 2021.
He also ordered Haruna’s counsel to invite the couple’s parents or guardians to explore an amicable resolution of the case.