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Man drags ex-wife to Sharia court, demands paternity of one-year-old baby

The defendant said he was denying the child because his wife once moved out of their house without his permission.

• September 13, 2021
Shari'a law
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A 57-year-old businessman on Monday dragged his ex-wife, Maryam Muhammad, before a Shari’a court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, denying the paternity of their one-year-old boy.

In his petition, Abdulhamid Yakubu, said that he raised an alarm on the issue of paternity before the baby was born but the defendant kept saying the child was his.

“Even before I divorced her in March 2021, I told her older sister that the baby was not mine because she moved out of our house without my permission,” he said.

On her part, Ms Muhammad said she gave birth to their son in August 2021 and that the baby belonged to her husband.

After listening to both sides, the judge, Murtala Nasir, ordered the parties to present their guardians in court on September 16. 

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