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I Want To Divorce Him For Raping A Minor – Woman Tells Court

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A HOUSEWIFE Fatima Ishaq, on Wednesday, in Kaduna took her husband Hassan Haruna before a Sharia Court, asking for divorce because he raped a minor.

The petitioner, who lives with her estranged husband, told the court through her counsel, M. S. Abdullahi that she could not continue to live with Haruna.

Abdullahi said that his client could no longer guarantee her respect for Haruna.

Abdullahi told the court that his client was willing to pay back the N5,000 Haruna paid as bride price in 2006.

The petitioner is seeking custody of their four children and N20,000 monthly for their upkeep.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the respondent was brought to the court in shackles for allegedly raping a minor.

Haruna denied the charge of rape against him.

“If it is because of the rape issue you want to leave me, I can swear with the Holy Quran that I am innocent even though I will oblige your divorce request,” he said.

Judge Dahiru Lawal terminated the marriage and ordered the petitioner to return N15,000 to Haruna as the bride price he paid.

“The value of money in 2006 is not same in the current situation,”  Lawal said.

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