My husband beats me, says I eat too much – Woman tells court

A 23--old woman, Firdausi Sulaiman on Monday dragged her husband, Haruna Haruna, a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, seeking divorce on grounds that he beats her and says she eats too much.

In her petition, Suleiman, who lives in Rigasa in Kaduna, also told the court that her husband, Haruna, locks up the kitchen in the night.

”In our seven years of marriage, I have spent a complete year  with out him sending me back to house.

“I was forced marrying Haruna when I was 16 by father.

”He banned me receiving visitors in our marital house. He also beats me.

”When I got up, got tom know about what I have going through and reported the matter to his mother, His mother told me that he was possessed by evil spirit,” she said.

She prayed the court to terminate the marriage and give her custody of their one daughter.

In his defence, Haruna, a civil engineer through his counsel, M. K Mustapha,  said his client is mentally okay and is  possessed.

client doesn’t look like someone who has evil spirits or has mental problems. In fact, he is currently in Katsina State executing projects”, he said.

The Judge, Nuhu Falalu, after listening to both parties, adjourned the case until Oct. 4.

He ordered Haruna’s counsel to invite the couple’s or guardians to explore an amicable solution. (NAN)