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Court dissolves marriage of absentee husband, unsatisfied wife

The judge ordered Ms Mohammed to observe ‘Iddah’, a waiting period, for three months before contracting another marriage.

• August 15, 2022
Court symbol used to tell the story
Court symbol used to tell the story

Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, has dissolved a four-year-old marriage between Rabi Mohammed and her husband, Atiku Adamu, over his inability to feed her.

The judge, Muhammad Adamu, dissolved the marriage following Ms Mohammed’s prayer for the court to dissolve the marriage.

The judge ordered Ms Mohammed to observe ‘Iddah’, a waiting period, for three months before contracting another marriage.

Ms Mohammed, who married Mr Adamu according to Islamic Personal Law, accused him of failing to provide funds for her feeding and general maintenance in the last two years.

“He has not visited me in two years and does not take proper care of me. I cannot bear it anymore,” Ms Mohammed said.

She urged the court to dissolve the marriage on the grounds of her husband’s absence, lack of care and feeding.

The estranged husband consented to the divorce. 


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