A 37-year-old woman, Hauwa Ali has been reportedly arrested by the Kano State Hisbah Board for allegedly marrying two husbands.
Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Lawan Fagge, told NAN on Tuesday that Hauwa who lives in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state was arrested on Monday.
He said the case was reported to them by her first husband, Bello Ibrahim, 45, who was critically ill and had been taken to his village for treatment.
After recovering from the illness, Ibrahim returned to the house but was surprised to find out his wife had married another man.
“After waiting for some time she thought he was dead and proceeded to marry the second husband, Bala Abdulsalam”.
“The first husband, the father of her six children and they, were living in their matrimonial home when she went ahead to marry another man”, the statement noted.
The second husband, Abdulsalam, 40 years old, claimed to have paid a dowry of N20,000 to Hauwa.
“The woman at the moment has three or four children for the second husband. She claimed the first husband had divorced her but he denied ever divorcing her,” Fagge said.
He said the woman would be charged to court once investigation is concluded on the matter.