Housewife seeks divorce over husband’s inability to kill rams for naming ceremonies

Rams absent at the naming ceremonies. (Pix credit: asergeev.com)

Please don’t see this as super story. It is happening live in Sokoto. In fact, the matter is in court and the case has been adjourned to May 23, 2017. The story goes this way:

 

A housewife, Rukayya Hamza, of Alkammawa area of Sokoto has taken her husband, Ghazali Garba, before the state’s lower sharia court, requesting to divorce him for not slaughtering rams to mark their children’s naming ceremonies.

Rukayya told the court, presided over by Faruk Ibrahim, that her husband only gave names to the children, Idris and Khadija, 3yrs and 5 months respectively, without slaughtering rams.
She also complained that Ghazali Garba was not feeding her, and most times, beat her, urging the court to dissolve their marriage.

The husband admitted not slaughtering rams during the naming, adding that he was always broke whenever the wife was delivered of a baby. He however denied allegations that he starved his wife of food or maltreated her.

According to Garba, “I did not slaughter rams on the children’s naming because I was insolvent whenever she was delivered of the children. So, I gave names to the children like that.”

While adjourning the matter, the judge called on Rukayya to present witnesses to testify against the husband as she claimed.

 

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. this is indeed funny but I think the slaughtering of ram or not it’s not the problem of the woman maybe maltreatment as she said and if the husband is innocent then the woman should be checked if she is mentally and psychologically OK.

  2. I think since killing of a ram is a tradition whenever she delivered so I think it’s the right thing to do….but since he said he has no money during then I think the wife should respect that, that’s if it’s the truth
    Quiz number:18
    Group number:15 A

  3. I think the wife should respect the fact that he doesn’t have money
    Quiz number:16
    Group number:15 A

    1. Yes. She should have been monitoring the husband well to make sure she is delivered of a baby exactly when the man has money.

  4. I think since killing of a ram is a tradition whenever she delivered so I think it’s the right thing to do….but since he said he has no money during then I think the wife should respect that, that’s if it’s the truth
    Quiz number:18
    Group number:15 A

  5. Well i would them in anyway but if that’s there must do culture to slaughter a ram then he should face the law and do something about slaughtering a ram or rather hold his manhood and cease impregnating his wife abeg….he no say e no get money but e sabi do mtcheew

  6. Mean wouldn’t judge them “*”

  7. Lol.. this is serious, but being broke doesn’t have anything to do with the killing of ram for naming ceremony..
    But the side took it a long way by trying to divorce the husband

  8. 2015054109 quiz no. 20

    being a housewife is the worst thing that can ever happen to a lady …..that is why a wife should have something doing to gain some profit, not relying upon her husband always

  9. Awwwww 😒poverty is very bad,but the woman should understand that her husband doesn’t have money to purchase the ram for the naming nah than to divorce him.

    1. mmesoma obiejesi

      Awwww😒poverty is very bad,but the woman should understand that her husband doesn’t have money to purchase the ram for the naming nah than to divorce him.

  10. The wife I mean took it a long way by trying to divorce the husband

  11. very funny. since they are Hausa…..m not surprised

  12. 2015054009,Quiz no.50

    Hmm,nawao,I thought marriage is for better for worse.

  13. her reason for divorcing her husband should be because he can’t feed her or because he beats her and not because he can’t kill ram for their childs dedication. if that is the case,then she doesn’t have a reasonable reason.

    1. Don’t you think she should have been monitoring the husband well to make sure she is delivered of a baby exactly when the man has money?

  14. Nwankwor oluebube Agatha

    Let her go nah.109

  15. Alagbogu chinazom

    Hmm….power of a woman (quiz number-54)

  16. Nawaooo the woman is quite harsh she’s meant to understand the husband and understand the fact that he doesn’t have that kinda money (011)

  17. Alagbogu chinazom

    Let the court grant her wish nah so she can go and face the other side of life (quiz number-53)

  18. Ubah Geraldmarthin Chidera

    wonders shall never end just because of killing a ram….. women!!!

    1. Ubah Geraldmarthin Chidera

      wonders shall never end Just because of killing a ram….. women!!! 104

  19. wonder’s shall never end…. in this our country Nigeria.

  20. this is ridiculous. I guess the woman is tired of the marriage and trying to use this as a loophole to dissolve the marriage my quiz number is 22.

  21. This is a complicated issue… Please this matter should be looked into. 2015054058

  22. ebeagwu chinonye quiz (79)

    the wife should have patience since the husband is not financially balance now maybe later the husband can do the killing of the RAM

  23. Lol.. wife tries to divorce husband because he didn’t kill arms for naming ceremony of the new born kids.. nawa o.. strange things re happening in this world o

  24. It’s quite appauling that wife sued her husband to court for not slaughtering rams for child naming ceremony.but considering different ethnic ideologies I can say it might be a well renowned tradition.that is why she has gone so far to sueing the husband to Court
    But even at that there should be a substitute to that ,than sueing the man to Court. It is very wrong for doing that as a wife

    Quiz no (99)

  25. This case is quite surprising . if it is tradition to kill ram for a child’s naming ceremony the awkward case should be settled traditionally .
    Quiz (12)

  26. IFURUEZE LIGHT C (3)

    Nawa ooo

  27. Lol….. wonders….. Muoneke Judith…. 2015054053
    quiz no. 70

  28. The matter of not killing ram for the children naming ceremonies is not as serious as the woman is taking it . Am quite sure the man must had meat in the food served to the guests. The only issue that might come with a repercussion if Ghazali is found guilty is the claim of maltreatment and starvation from the wife.
    Quiz no(98)

  29. okeke chiamaka gabriella

    The woman should not blame the man because he was financially incapacitated at the time of the naming ceremony..
    GROUP 15A
    NO 21

  30. Marriage is all about understanding each other.. It is obvious there is no mutual understanding amongst them… If not they would hav settled the case of not killing a ram amicably instead of going to the sharia court…

  31. As a wife she is supposed to understand her husband nah… And not giving unnecessary complain

  32. Don’t know what’s wrong in today’s marriage

  33. Agbasimelo sharon

    Hmmm..she really went too far oo

  34. Hmm…There is nothing person no go see for Nigeria

  35. The woman should cut her coat according to her size. Her husband is not rich, she should learn to live with that fact.(58)

  36. chikaogwu Chioma

    Funny but serious…. this domestic violence is getting much

  37. Egbulem Assumpta

    But she could hv not complain nah quiz no:41

  38. she should learn to adapt to any situation at any point in time,knowing that if her husband had the money at that particular time he wouldn’t hesitate to kill the ram for her.

  39. Daniel orackwelu

    Hmmmm women very funny set of people

  40. she could hv endure nah

  41. Hmm..guess she’s tired of the marriage…by telling the court to dissolve the marriage, meaning she’s not in for any form of reconciliation

  42. she should learn to adapt to any situation at any point in time,knowing that if her husband had the money at that particular time he wouldn’t hesitate to kill the ram for her. (2015054088)

  43. The woman should know that we don’t get everything we want in life and be nice to her husband. Divorce is not the best option.(5) (2015054033)

  44. well.. she’s using maltreatment to cover up…she should understand that the man doesn’t have money..she’s tired of the marriage

  45. Igbeli Assumpta Kosiso

    This is one of the really- permit me to say ”stupidest” things I keep hearing this year…
    Am only glad she was able to take him to court.. I Never knew that was possible under the sharia system..I don’t believe the ‘beating’ story though..she’s trying to create a case when there’s none.Quiz no 77

  46. Uzor Cecilia Ifunanya

    I think there’s more to her wanting to divorce the husband other than him not killing ram on the kids naming ceremony… It should be a case even because according to the man’s statement it doesn’t seem like the ritual is compulsory

  47. Eze priscillia obianuju

    can’t wait to hear the final verdict

  48. Egbulem Assumpta Ujunwa(41)

    Base on folkway, this is beyond any reasonable expectation. But the Man has some reasons to defend on that…

  49. Okeke Augustina .C (40)

    That can only happen in the North.

  50. Okeke Augustina .C (42)

    That can only happen in the Northern part of this country.

  51. Nwafor prisca (40)

    Is that enough reason to request for a divorce?

    Domestic violence is getting out of hand in this nation.

  52. The woman should understand her husband and know that he doesn’t hv the money to purchase a ram………… Than going for divorce,that won’t help the matter

  53. Onwuasoanya Rachael

    This is funny………… She should find something doing rather than being a house wife si she will help in the family.

  54. chisom Janefrances

    This is so ridiculous…..lolz sorry to use the word but how can a woman that called herself wife sue her husband because the man didn’t slaughter a cow for their child dedication…..for me i wil say that the woman is looking for an excuse to divorce the husband not accusing him for domestic violence or not killing a cow for the children naming ceremony.

    1. chisom Janefrances

      quiz no:52

  55. Chukwukadibia Adaobi

    Some women can be so funny..how can some sue her own husband to court because of not killing ram for her children’s naming ceremony..Anyway maybe its their culture. ..but that’s not the reason why she should do that. …2015054029 (QUIZ NO 14)

  56. Nneka precious udekwe

    Am not surprise That the life style of the hause

  57. umeh blessing chinelo

    This is serious

  58. Nnadozie Chikodiri

    I agree with you @ Chisom Janefrances. The woman is just looking for an excuse to divorce her husband. (56)

    1. Chikodiri you’re right. I also agree with Janefrances. But was the woman a hostel girl like Janefrances when she was in school?

      1. chisom Janefrances

        hahaha.Sir pls am not a hostel girl ooo.
        I live at ukwulu sir.

  59. Okpala Prisca Chinwe

    Hmmm….no be small thing o,but hr main reason shouldn’t jx be her husband’s inability to kill ram for the naming ceremony na. That is a dumb reason. *2015054135*

  60. Ofodile Diana uchechukwu

    Dis is strange!!!
    2015054043

  61. Muotolum victoria

    lolsss wonders shall never end..
    Rams kwa? ?
    hmmmm some religions can be weird
    quiz No:26

  62. Agwaraonye uchenna Maureen

    I can’t believe this!, the woman should consider her husband Condition before taking the matter else where..
    .

  63. Agwaraonye uchenna Maureen

    I can’t believe this!
    quiz no (34)

  64. umeofor chiazaram

    This is pointless and insensible

    Quiz num:17
    Reg num: 2015054085

  65. financial woman…..103

  66. Ndife uchechukwu lilian

    So because of ram she want to annul their marriage. odikwa egwu (73)

    1. Lilian I agree with you o. Odikwa egwu o!

  67. Okoye Mmesoma Paschaline

    she shouldn’t have taken this to court, understanding matters (74)

  68. Onuchukwu chika Jennifer

    this is the reason why young girls of this days should understand the meaning of marriage before jumping into it (72)

  69. That can’t be the only reason to seek divorce, except she is insane

  70. okonkwo chukwunonso 2016054090

    I found these story very funny because the.husband fdidn’t kill ram for the naming ceremony make the woman want to divorce him.

  71. The case of not killing rams for the children naming ceremony isn’t that serious but the case of maltreating and starvation would come with implication if confirmed true

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  73. Very funny!!!

    All just because of ram

    I think its just an excuse to divorce her husband.

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