A Nigerian man, Yusuf Buhari, has filed a lawsuit against his estranged wife, Hadiza Muhammad, at the Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, for changing the school of their two female children without his consent.

In the court papers filed by his counsel, Sani Shehu, Mr Buhari claimed his estranged wife took his two female children to her parents’ house and changed their school from the one in which he had enrolled them without his consent. Buhari also told the court that for six months, his estranged wife has refused to grant him access to see his children.

He asked the court to order her to take the children back to the school “in which their father enrolled them and also, to take the children back to their father’s house, as they still remained husband and wife.”

In her defence, the estranged wife through her counsel, Adam Hassan, told the court that Islamic laws permitted a woman to take her children with her wherever she was going.

“If she is taking her children with her to a safe place, not a long distance from their father, it is allowed by law; even though they had little misunderstanding, she is still his wife,” the counsel said

The judge, Murtala Nasir, after listening to both parties, adjourned the case till December 6.

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