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.