I want divorce because Imam said my wife is evil, man tells court

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A 38-year-old man, Jumoh Lukman, on Wednesday begged an Upper Area Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, to dissolve his marriage to his wife, Mufliat, because his Imam indentified her as the cause of his problems.

Mr. Lukman, who married Mufliat seven years ago and had three children, told the court that his predicament started since 2013.

He said that in quest to finding solution to his problems, he consulted the Chief Imam of Karu Central Mosque.

“After series of prayers, the Imam pointed at my wife and told me that she is the cause of all the problems I’m facing.

“He said that my wife was possess with some demons and will therefore need cleansing,” Mr. Lukman told the court.

He said that both parents agreed that his wife should stay with his mother in the village, Ijebu Ode, until the ritual was concluded, adding the plan failed because his father-in-law went with thugs to threaten his father.

He said he left his home for a rented apartment as he could no longer stay in the same house with the respondent.

He said, “I left the house which I built since August 2016 because I was not having peace and could not stay with the person that is behind my problems.”

The respondent, a native of Ofa, Kwara, alleged that the person her husband took her to for prayers was not an Imam but a herbalist.

“I am a devoted Muslim and we were married in the Islamic law and custom; so I should be able to differentiate between Imam and a herbalist.

“The place he took me to was not a mosque neither the person an Imam, because I have never seen where an Imam tells you to off your cloths and birds talking.

“I cannot be the source of my husband’s problems because when he married me in 2010, he built house, bought car, his business expanded until the 2013,” she said.

She accused the petitioner of alliance with thieves that burgled her shop and house stealing just her things alone.

Mr. Lukman begged the court to grant his request, saying that he could no longer marry him.

The judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, adjourned the case till March 21 for further hearing.



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  • Otile

    Sorry woman, the deceiving imam has ruined your marriage. Get yourself another strong Moslem man, your present husband is under the spell of a deceiving imam. Don’t get confused, imams are also herbalists, they do whatever Satan directs them to do.

  • amazing2012

    He must be ignorant about islam. In islam, we do not blame humans on destiny or issues related to misfortunes. This is not Islam !

    • Hamza

      Yes amazing. That is really amazing!

  • Akanji92

    Shameless Imam deceiving his congregation every Friday. He ended up destroying the family of an ignorant Muslim. May Allah reconcile the family and forgive the ignorant Imam

    • Hamza

      Do you honestly believe it was an Imam that did that? He must be a babalawo. The woman even said it. Read well Mr.

  • Dazmillion

    She said his economic problems started around 2013. That was when oil price fall and Jonathan started spending stolen Naira/dollars for his re-election campaign which lead to the hyper inflation we are experiencing today.

  • Hamza

    “The place he took me to was not a mosque neither the person an Imam, because I have never seen where an Imam tells you to off your cloths and birds talking.
    Ha ha ha. Indeed! He took you to a babalawo. The man must be lying. No Imam would say what the babalawo said. Must be a babalawo if Yoruba or boka if hausa. An Imam can never do that. I hope the real chief Imam of Karu hears this so that he can deal with the man for mentioning his name.