She’s seeking divorce after I paid N50,000 as dowry, sent her school —Husband

•I’m ready to return the dowry he paid on me —Wife

A businessman, Isma’il Alfa, has demanded N250,000 from his estranged wife, Maryam Adamu, who filed a suit seeking divorce in a Shari’a Court in  Magajin Gari, Kaduna, Kaduna State.

Accoording to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Isma’il, who was represented by his counsel, A.A. Liman, said he paid N50,000 as dowry to marry Maryam in 2014 and that he also sponsored her education.

“But she has since been seeking divorce. I won’t stop her but she has to pay me N250,000 instead of the N50,000 dowry.

“I married her when she was a secondary leaver and I spent nothing less than N500,000  on her to run a diploma programme,”   he said.

Earlier, Maryam prayed the court to dissolve their marriage on grounds of Khul’i (redemption) saying she was ready to return the dowry to the defendant.

The complainant who spoke through her lawyer, Salisu Jundullahi, said she bore a son for the defendant.

“The money he claimed he spent on my education can’t be quantified with child I have for him,” she said.

The judge Malam Rilwanu Kyaudai adjourned the case till August 18.

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