A 34-year-old-man, Abubakar Nuhu of Abakwa Quarters, Kaduna, on Friday refused to take an oath that he divorced his wife three times, insisting that he divorced his wife, Aisha twice.
Islam recommends that if a person divorces his wife three times he will not be able to renew the marriage unless she marries another person.
The complainant, Aisha of the same address, appeared before a Kaduna Sharia Court on Aug. 27, seeking for the confirmation of divorce from Nuhu.
Aisha told the court that her husband had served her divorce notice three times but that he had denied the allegation, saying that he only divorced her twice.
“My husband has denied giving me divorce notice three times, which is contrary to Islam for a man to stay with his wife after giving her the third divorce,’’ she said.
Aisha pleaded with the court to ask her husband to swear if really he had not given her the third divorce notice.
Nuhu, however, told the court that he still loved his wife and wanted her back to his house.
He denied divorcing her three times, saying that he only divorced his wife twice and “her parents are aware of that.
“There is no need to take oath. All I know is that I only divorced her two times,’’ he said.
The judge, Ibrahim Inuwa, said since the husband had failed to swear to justify his claim the court would take a position on the case on the next adjournment.
He adjourned the case to Sept. 7, for judgment.(NAN)