A businessman, Nura Ashiru, on Monday demanded N1.5 million from his wife Zainab Bello, who is seeking a divorce, at a Sharia court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna.
Ashiru made his demands after his wife asked the court to dissolve their union through Khul’i, a situation in which a wife returns the dowry she received to redeem herself from the marriage.
”My wife caused me a great loss. She destroyed my phone and took some of my belongings, a situation that led me to depression,” she said.
He pleaded with the court not to give his wife custody of the baby.
Earlier, the plaintiff told the court that she was willing to return the N80,000 dowry she received from the accused and prayed for the custody of her three-year-old son.
Bello also denied destroying her husband’s phone.
Judge Isiyaku Abdulrahman adjourned the case until November 8 for the accused to present his witnesses.