The Jos Upper Area Court 3, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Thursday, dissolved the marriage between Mrs Rakaiya Abdullahi and Mr Sale Adam for deceiving her.
The plaintiff, Rakaiya, a mother of one, filed for divorce, saying her husband and their marriage counselor, Sale Borno, lied to her about her husband’s imprisonment.
She told the court that both respondents deceitfully tricked her to stay in the marriage after her husband was convicted and imprisoned for an undisclosed crime.
The plaintiff said she decided to stay back after the second respondent, Borno, lied to her that her husband was jailed for only three years.
She however, told the court that the counselor, at the expiration of the three years, informed her that her husband is serving a 7-year jail term.
Rakaiya pleaded with the court to grant her request for dissolution of the marriage as she did not want to offend God while waiting for her imprisoned husband’s return.
The Judge, Suleiman Lawal, dissolved the marriage as requested by the plaintiff.