Judge Orders Journalists Out Of Court As Ganduje’s Daughter Seeks Divorce
A judge, Abdullahi Halliru, in a Shariah court sitting in Kano State, on Friday ordered journalists out of the courtroom as the daughter of the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Asiya-Balaraba seeks divorce.
Asiya-Balaraba had filed a divorce application before the court.
The judge, while stating the reason for his action, said everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, but this is a special case that should not be reported because of the personalities involved.
He, therefore, opted to hear the case in his chamber.
According to Daily Nigeria, Asiya-Balaraba prayed to the court to apply the Islamic principles of khul’i to dissolve her 16-year-old marriage with her husband, Inuwa Uba. She noted that she is tired of the marriage.
The husband, Uba, however, insisted that he still loves his wife and sought the court’s indulgence for more time to explore ways of persuading his wife to rescind her decision.
The judge while ruling on the application filed before the court gave the husband two weeks to find ways of settling with his wife.
The judge thereafter adjourned the case to January 5 for the ruling.
Daily Nigeria disclosed that a few years back, the governor’s daughter had fallen out with her parents for standing by her husband, whom they allegedly accused of “amassing wealth” belonging to them.
An inside source that spoke with the platform noted that when the governor’s daughter succumbed to the family pressure and dumped the husband, armed security operatives were sent to break into the couple’s mansion at Technical Staff Quarters, and carted away title documents of Uba’s properties.
The properties, according to the sources, include a rice mill along Kano-Zaria Road, an event centre, a house in Abuja and filling stations, among others.