Woman drags ex-husband to court over antenatal fee

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A woman, Fatima Yakubu, on Thursday prayed a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, to order her former husband, Abubakar Haruna, to refund the ₦60,000 she spent on antenatal.

The plaintiff told the court that her ex-husband, whom she legally divorced on January 8, has not shown any care over her well-being even though she was pregnant, alleging that her former husband earns more than ₦150,000 monthly.

She also prayed the court to order Haruna to pay her ₦20,000 monthly until she delivers.

The defendant, Abubakar Haruna, represented by his counsel, M.A. Bammali, told the court that his client was aware that Yakubu was pregnant, stressing that his client can pay N5,000 as monthly upkeep for Yakubu.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir, after listening to both parties, ordered the defendant to register his former wife in a hospital for proper antenatal and adjourned the case till January 23, for the continuation of hearing.

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