Man vows not to grant his wife divorce until she gets him another wife

A businessman identified as Yahaya Mohammed, has vowed not to grant his wife, Hauwau Hamza a divorce unless she refunds the sum of N160, 000 (One Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira).

He told an Upper Area Court in Kubwa, FCT that he also wants her to get another wife for him and these are the conditions under which he will agree to a dissolution of their marriage.

Earlier, the wife approached the court seeking dissolution of her marriage with Mohammed on grounds of lack of care and respect.

Mohammed and Hamza were married according to Islamic law in 2020 and do not have children together.

”If she wants a divorce, she has to get me another wife. I want my wife to pay me all I spent on her at our wedding.

”I paid N60,000 as dowry to marry my wife and spent N100,000 for her clothes, I insist she pays me back the total sum”, he said.

In response, the woman said if it were Islamically appropriate for her to get a wife for her husband before he grants her a divorce, she would do so.

The plaintiff added that Mohammed did not spend up to N160,000 on her, saying that her dowry was N60,000 only.

“I do not have N160,000 to give him, only if he can also pay me for the satisfaction I gave him during the marriage and the cooking I have done over the years,” the plaintiff said.

Mohammed, however, said if the plaintiff claimed that she had satisfied him, he had also catered to her feeding and welfare in the marriage.

The Judge, Mohammed Wakili said it was not Islamically appropriate for the woman to get the respondent another wife before he grants her a divorce. He adjourned the matter until Oct.17.