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Man takes wife to court for committing polyandry

Abdulkareem Hasimu was accused by Ahmed Musa, for enticing his ex wife to leave his house.

Musa, a 35 year old who lives at Turaki Street, Jos told a Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuma Nama, that Fatima was still legally married to him when she decided to marry Hasimu.

On june 7 Musa filed a direct complaint to the court accusing his wife of adultery and polyandry. They are standing trial for enticement, adultery, criminal intimidation, causing grievous hurt and theft.

The offences, contravene sections 389, 387, 396, 240 and 287 of the penal code according to Mr. S. A. Abba

He told the court “Musa married Fatima in 2014, but she left him in 2016 `without any quarrel’, and married Hasimu.

“When he (Musa) went to Hasimu’s house to challenge him to leave his wife, Hasimu beat him up and stole his mobile phone worth N100, 000,”

Hasimu pleaded not guilty, he told the court that the marriage relationship between Musa and Fatima was over in Dec.15,2015.

Musa disagreed with Hasimu and still claim that he was still legally married to Fatima in 2016

According to the citing section 36 (1) of the 1999 constitution which stated that an accused person was presumed innocent until otherwise proven the duo prayed the court for bail.

Mr. Yahaya Mohammed, the judge, listened to the plea and then admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety each, who must be either their marriage guardian or Imam.

For further hearing the matter was adjourned to July 20 by the judge

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