A divorcee, Hajara Usman, on Monday sued her former husband before an Upper Area Court in Karu, Abuja for disrupting her wedding ceremony.
Usman, residing in Asokoro, Abuja told the court that she got married to one Adamu Abdullahi in 2011 but that they got divorced through Islamic way in 2016.
She said that while the marriage lasted, Abdullahi tortured her at the slightest provocation.
According to her, “My parents actually forced me to marry him. I never loved him and when I got into the marriage, I discovered that Abdullahi was ill-tempered.
“He usually beats me up whenever he is angry and his parents and mine warned him severally to stop it but he did not heed their advice.’’
Usman said that Abdullahi divorced her in November 2016, compelling her to leave his house immediately after pronouncing `divorce’ three times in line with Islamic injunction.
“I have long observed my compulsory Idah (waiting) period but my ex-husband has refused to allow me to marry other suitors coming for me,’’ she said.
She told the court that having finished observing the waiting period, two men had at different times indicated interest to marry her.
Usman said that the moment her former husband got wind of her wedding plans and the ceremony that followed, he came to the venue and disrupted the ceremony.
“In April this year, the man who first indicated interest to marry me came to perform the wedding rites, my ex-husband sent a group of boys to disrupt the ceremony.
“On another occasion, when he heard I was about to re-marry, he way-laid me and beat me up so much that I had to plead with him.
“On the day he beat me, he said he was beating me so that no man would desire me since I decided to move on and re-marry almost immediately,” she said.
She pleaded with the court to compel her former husband to explain why he would not want her to re-marry because his actions had discouraged her suitors.