The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna State has quashed a ruling by the Kaduna State Shari’a Court which granted the Kul’i divorce sought by Nasiba Sani Dauda against her husband, Abubakar Musa over alleged battery.
Recall that on January 5, 2018, following a strained marital relationship, Nasiba, a daughter of the Kaduna business mogul popularly known as ASD, had approached the Kaduna State Sharia Court for a dissolution of her marriage with Mr Abubakar.
The court, sitting at Tudun Wada, dissolved the marriage and ordered Nasiba to return N50,000 dowry to Mr Abubakar.
Dissatisfied with the Sharia Court judgement, Mr Abubakar approached the Upper Sharia Court Kawo Kaduna for a leeway.
The court, in its ruling on February 28, 2018, quashed the earlier judgement by the Sharia Court which dissolved their marriage.
Going forward, Nasiba petitioned the Kaduna Grand Khadi on February 27, 2018, seeking a review of the judgement by the Sharia Court of Appeal.
Consequently, on March 3, 2018, the Grand Khadi quashed the judgement of the Upper Sharia Court, Kawo.
At the appeal court, while delivering the judgement on Monday, Justice Hussaini Muktar, recognized Mr Abubakar as the bonafide husband of Nasiba.
Justice Muktar, therefore, declared her latest marriage to another man as illegal.
Speaking with Mr Abubakr’s legal counsel, Safiyanu Saidu Tambai, described the judgement as a victory against injustice.
According to him, the judgement will serve as exemplary for whoever feels he would use his riches to trample upon people’s rights.
“Now, even if our client may not return Nasiba as his wife, he has made a point and he has proven to the whole world that injustice doesn’t last forever. No, the truth has come out,” Mr Tambai noted.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that recently nerves seem to have been calmed as Nasiba had on Thursday, July 9, apologized to her estranged husband for defaming his character.
However, in a letter of apology sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Thursday, Nasiba said the accusation of battery, homosexuality and sundry defamatory statement against Mr Abubakar was as a result of anger and frustration against her ex-husband.
She, therefore, declared that her apologies were offered out of her own volition and free will, “as it was not under complete duress, intimidation and or influence of whatever kind from any quarter”.