Idris Sai’du chased his wife Hauwa out of her matrimonial home since last year and had never checked on her ever since, according to the woman.

“He asked me to leave his house since last year Ramadan, saying I should pack all my belongings and leave. It is almost a year now and he had never checked on me,” she said.

Since they did not have a child together, she approached the court to seek for divorce as she couldn’t be married to a man that didn’t care for her.

“I want this honourable court to compel my husband to divorce me as he is no longer interested in me," she said.

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In his response to the allegations, Sai’du said he ordered Hauwa to return home because “she has been communicating with her ex-husband which I am not comfortable with.

“I therefore divorce my wife three times,” he said, and this irked the judge Mallam Dahiru, who said that this was not in line with Islamic practice.

He then ordered that the man be given five strokes of cane for violation of the Islamic Law on divorce.

He also ordered the man to pay N5,000 to Hauwa Abdullah, his wife for abandoning her and wasting her time for so long.

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