60yrs old man drags girlfriend to Court over refusal to marry him

By Musa Aliyu--Kaduna

A 60-year-old married man, Salisu Nuhu on Tuesday dragged his girlfriend to court over her refusal to marry him, praying to the Court to help him retrive all the money he has spend on her while they dated.

The plaintiff in his testimony told the Magajin Gari Sharia Court II in Kaduna that his girlfriend, Janet Baru knew he was married, professed him with love and promised to convert to Islam so that they could get married according to the Islam custom , but later refused after collecting a huge amount of money from him.

He added that his estrange girlfriend connived with her friend, Juliet to dupe him of N30, 000 after promising to marry him later this year.

“I have been dating Janet for four years now and each time I visit her, I normally give her N1,000 or N2,000, and I have never touched her".

“Her friend, Juliet, asked me to give her N40,000 to show my seriousness about marriage, but I was able to give her N30,000”, he said.

He added that she requested him to meet her people in Benue which he declined but instead paid N5,000 transport fare for her brother to come to Kaduna.

Nuhu explained that he had given Janet N45,000 during Christmas with a clothing material worth N8,000 and N2,000 for sewing.

Praying to the court to assist him in retrieving all the monies he spent on her.

The defendant on her part, said they had only dated for a year and was only aware of receiving N75,000 from him out of the monies he mentioned.

Janet told the court that she did not refund the money because he gave it to her as a gift, not dowry.

The Judge, Musa Sa’ad after carefully listening to both parties adjourned the case to July 17, for  ruling.

The defendant who spoke to our correspondent in the Court premises, promised to return the sum N75,000 she collected from him subject to Court approval, stressed that she cannnot convert to Islam because of marriage, however noted that she was comfortable being a christian.

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