Man declines accepting bride price back from divorce-seeking wife

An Abuja man, Yahaya Saleh refused to collect the bride price that his wife, Rabi was supposed to return to him following the dissolution of their marriage.

A Grade 1 Area Court in Lugbe directed the woman to refund the bride price her husband paid for her hand in marriage six years ago.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the couple’s marriage was dissolved on Friday, March 31st 2023 after the wife filed a divorce petition.

Saleh of Jedo Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, however, told the court that he would not collect back the bride price because he had children with his estranged wife.

He said that the marriage was consummated under Islamic Law and was blessed with two children, the first being four years old and the second, two years old.

Rabbi had in her petition, filed before the court, alleged that her husband had not been taking care of her and their two children throughout their 6-year old marriage.

She said; “My husband does not care about our health. Whenever the children or me are sick, he doesn’t show care.

“I have been the one feeding the family, caring for their health and all other needs. I want the court to dissolve the marriage. I have no love for my husband again”.

The Judge, Saleh Ramat, granted the wife’s request on the grounds of Saleh’s lack of care for Rabi, adding that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.

In similar news, it was reported that a man narrated how his marriage survived numerous infidelities on his part and that of his wife.

He said that it all started with his wife cheating on him two years into their marriage because he was often away due to the fact that he worked in an oil field.

The young man known as @VengeanceGod31 shared his story while reacting to the rumoured affair between Co-anchors of Good Morning America.

He noted that when he found out his wife was cheating, he refused to divorce her because he did not want his marriage to fail and wished to have a long lasting union like that of his parents which spanned 41 years.

According to the man, he endured the marriage for long until he met another lady, who became his girlfriend. But he eventually divorced his wife after having a life threatening accident.

He wrote; Used to damn near cry having to leave the love of my life to go home to my wife

When a tweep @smaorty asked; Why didn’t you divorce your wife when you realised you didn’t want her anymore?

@VengeanceGod31 replied; Didn’t want to fail at a marriage….my parents been married 41 yrs..so I know what a successful one looks like..I know it took forgiveness and work.. caught her in an affair 2 yrs in cuz I worked in the oilfield she had alot of free time.

Cheating has never been a big deal to me no way tho….it just reminded me that I should have never married her in the first place…I only did it cuz she threatened to take my son from me…after addressing her infidelity we agreed to an open marriage..lol

Well it was either that or divorce…and it was kool until I fell in love with my girlfriend and that’s where I wanted to be…

Shii was most definitely an X rated life time movie lol….I didn’t leave until I had a work accident….was in icu for like a month….it was then I realized exactly who I was married to..and I said if I made it out of that hospital I would leave..and I did.