A middle aged housewife , Umma Bashir , on Tuesday dragged her husband , Ibrahim Bashir , to a Sharia Sourt II at Magajin Gari , Kaduna State for renting out her bedroom without her knowledge .
The complainant told the court that her husband had provided two rooms for her and her two children but decided to rent out the bedroom without her consent .
She said “ I returned home from an errand , only to see my bedroom locked and belongings moved to the sitting room.
“When I confronted my husband, he told me that it was his room and that he had the right to do whatever he wished with it . ”
Umma, who had left for her parents’ house for five days , told the court that she won ’ t return to her matrimonial home until her husband provides good shelter for her .
She also disclosed that her two co – wives were living in a two -bedroom apartment each with their children but she was left with one room to manage .
The defendant agreed that he truly rented out the room, but denied his wife ’ s claim of not being informed prior to it .
He said , “ I informed her that I would rent out one of the rooms , to enable me to renovate an apartment I was planning to relocate her to . ”
Ibrahim added that he promised his wife that he would use the money collected from the tenant to renovate the proposed apartment.
The Judge , Malam Musa Sa ’ ad , after listening to both parties , emphasised the importance of shelter in marriage .
He said it was the responsibility of the husband to provide shelter for his family , stressing that “in Islam , it is wrong for husband and wife to live in one room with two teenagers. ”
The judge adjourned the case until April 18 for the court to be able to inspect the house and assess its condition.
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