A High Shari’a Court in Zamafara State has dissolved a 23-year-old marriage between Musa Tsafe and his grand niece, Wasila, despite having had eight children in the union.
The development took place in Tsafe, Tsafe Local Government Area of the State on Tuesday.
Delivering a ruling, the Presiding Judge, Malam Bashir Mahe, dissolved the marriage after a hearing from both the prosecution and defence counsels.
Mahe held that the marriage between Tsafe and Wasila was contrary to the teachings of Islam.
The judge said marriage between the couple contradict Qur’an chapter 3 verse 23, page 79 and page 77 of a book on Islamic teachings, Ihkamil Ihkami.
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