A marriage union between a 27-year-old corps member Rukayat Ahmed and Alkasim Ahmed has been dissolved on Thursday, June 8 by the Jos Upper Area Court.
NAN reports that Rukayat, a resident of Jos, had sought for the union's dissolution saying she is no longer in love with Alkasim.
The woman, who filed a direct complaint to the court, argued that such separation was permissible in Islamic law, “if the partners are no more in love and therefore unwilling to live together”.
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The husband was said to have not objected to Rukayat’s demand.
At the resumption of hearing on the matter on Thursday, the judge, Yahaya Ahmed, endorsed the separation of the couple and ordered the petitioner to refund the N80,000 paid as dowry by her husband as applicable under Islamic law.
Rukayat promptly paid the money and walked away a free woman.