Katsina housewives chained for 10 months seek divorce

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Two housewives whose husband, Samaila Musa, allegedly locked up, chained and subjected to inhuman treatment for 10 months in the Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, have asked a Katsina Upper Sharia Court to dissolve their marriage to the man.

Fatima and Hadiza, both 20, prayed the court to dissolve their marriage, insisting that Musa violated their fundamental human rights.

The housewives told the Sharia Court that Musa, among others, starved, prevented them from interacting with their family members and forcefully shaved their hairs for unknown purposes.

Katsina housewives chained for 10 months seek divorce

The duo further told the court that if permitted, they were ready to expose other atrocities that Musa allegedly perpetrated against them.

Their counsel, Hamisu Malumfashi, who led a team of lawyers to the court, cited several instances in the Holy Quran to justify the divorce request, telling the court that there were witnesses, including the police, who were ready to testify in the case.

The court’s judge, Ali Ingawa, adjourned the case till  February 20, 2020, to enable the witnesses to testify.

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