Court Sends Woman to Prison for Marrying Two Husbands
A Kwara State family court sitting in Ilorin has remanded a housewife, Awawu Haruna, and two others for allegedly marrying another man while in a subsisting relationship.
Awawu Haruna was dragged before the Kwara State family court alongside her father, Haruna Danjuma, by her legal husband, Ayuba Sule, after she married another man.
Sule disclosed that his wife married another man without the dissolution of their marriage.
The man told the court that his father-in-law played a prominent role in his marriage with her daughter under Islamic law and rites.
Sule, however, revealed that on August 6, 2022, the father-in-law, facilitated another marriage between his daughter and one Jemilu Bahause while the marriage contract with him was still subsisting.
“Alhaji Haruna Danjuma who is the father of my wife Awawu, in order to conceal the illegality, relocated her daughter and the new husband, Jemilu Bahause to an unknown location and they have since been living together as husband and wife,” Sule told the court.
Magistrate Abdulraheem Bello adjourned the case till September 26, 2022, for hearing.
He ordered both the couple Awawu and Jemilu, as well as the father of the bride to be remanded in the federal Correctional facility, Ilorin.
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