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Man sues wife, father-in-law for marrying another suitor


A man, Ayuba Sule, has dragged his estranged wife, Awawu Haruna, to a Kwara State family court sitting in Ilorin over alleged illegal marriage with another man, Jemilu Bahause who is now her new husband.

Also charged to court in the suit is the wife’s father, Haruna Danjuma, who reportedly married her daughter out to the new suitor without the knowledge of Sule, the first husband and without dissolution of the previous marriage.

Sule, a resident of Otte town in Asa local government area of Kwara State claimed in the suit he filed at the Court that his father-in-law took an active part in his marriage with her daughter which was done under the Islamic law and rites.

He alleged that the father of his wife on August 6, 2022, facilitated another marriage between his daughter and Bahause while the marriage contract with him (Sule) was still subsisting.

According to Sule, “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.”

The trial Magistrate, Mr Abdulraheem Bello, who presided over the matter, however, ordered that both the couple (Awawu and Jemilu), as well as the father of the bride, be remanded in the federal Correctional facility, Ilorin.

The matter was adjourned till September 26, 2022 for hearing.

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