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In Zamfara, Shari’a court dissolves marriage over size of genital organ


AN upper Shari’a Court sitting in Samaru area, Gusau, Zamfara State has granted request of marriage dissolution filed by a married woman, Aisha Ibrahim, who dragged her husband, Haruna Maiginar Zinari to a Shari’a Court over her inability to withstand his manhood.

  The Presiding Judge, S. T. Shinkafi, however, directed the complainant to pay her husband the sum of N47, 310, which the husband described as his total expenditure for her marriage before he would agree on dissolution of the marriage by the court.

 Under Islamic law, if a married woman initiates her divorce, the bride price, paid by the husband at the time of the marriage and other expenditure, must be refunded and the amount is usually finalised or decided by the court.

This was contained in a one-page court judgment dated 5/3/2015 with reference number USC/1/Gus/CV/ 104/14 and signed by Abbas Abubakar on behalf of the court registrar. 

  It indicated that the plaintiff had agreed to pay her husband Haruna Maiginar Zinar the total amount with a view to free herself from the marriage.

The Guardian observed that Aisha had already submitted the sum of N42, 000 to the court and pledged to settle the balance of N5,000, 310 very soon.

Aisha, had on 2/06/2014 filed a case before the Upper Shari’a Court, Samaru, Gusau, where she urged the court to dissolve her barely one-week-old marriage to her husband, Haruna Maiginar  Maizinari because of the size of his genital organ, which she could not bear.

 During the hearing, Aisha told the court that she married Haruna Maiginar Zinarii after her first marriage broke up but that she wanted to be out of the marriage due to the pains she has been experiencing during sex with her new husband.

  Aisha, who is a mother of three, further narrated that the first time she and Harunai had sex was a nightmare for her.

“When we had sex for the first time, the experience was a nightmare. Instead of enjoying the sex, it turned out to be something else because his genital is too big. After that first time, I had to take medication given to me by my mother.

I told my mother the experience but she told me to endure and that with time, I would be able to cope. She then gave me some drugs.

Two days later, when he came to visit me, we had sex again but the pain was too much to bear.

  It was then I knew that I could not continue with the marriage.”

   Haruna Maiginar Zinari expressed his readiness to grant his wife’s prayer for divorce before the court if the complainant conceded to pay him back the pride price and all that he spent on her during the courtship.


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