Nigerian housewife seeks divorce from husband of 30 years over his refusal to pray

A Nigerian housewife identified as Hassana Angyan, has dragged her husband of 30 years, Shuaibu Abdullahi, to Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court where she begged the Judge to dissolve her marriage with her husband over his drunkenness, refusal to pray and battery.

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The housewife who stated that her husband formed the habit of drinking beer and refuses to perform the five times obligatory Islamic prayers, also told the court that she got married to Abdullahi 30 years ago, under Islamic Law, the marriage produced six children.

Hassana also said her husband refused to observe the Muslim fast that was just concluded during Ramadan.

“Whenever he is drunk, he engages me in physical fight and beats me up mercilessly,” she said.

On his own part, Shuaibu Abdullahi who pleaded guilty to the charges, told the court that he is a cleaner at Efab Metropolis Estate, Dutse Express, Abuja. He also promised to share his salary into two, keep half of it to himself and give the other half to his wife for upkeep.

Ruling on the case, Judge Abdulwahab Mohammed asked Angyan to observe her husband’s attitude and report to court on June 28.

A Nigerian man, Abiola Bolarinwa was also dragged to court few months ago by his wife, who told the court on Friday that there was no more love between her and the husband. The mother of two, who resides at Obawole, Okeira in Aguda-Ogba area of Lagos, said:

“My husband constantly beats me and no longer cares for me and our children.’’

The woman, who described her husband as irresponsible, said he often demanded sex amid harassment and blackmail.

“He calls me unprintable names in the presence of the children.

“My husband often makes uncomplimentary utterances about me while forcefully having sex with me; he calls me a harlot,” she said.

The petitioner also accused her husband of threatening her life, adding that he had turned her into a punching bag.

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