Justice was served when a middle-aged man, Abdullahi Ahmad, of Sabon Gari, Kano State, was ordered by a Sharia law to remarry his former wife, Umma Usman, whom he had infected with the deadly HIV virus and chased from his house.
The case was brought before upper Shari’a court by the depressed woman who was not happy with her husband’s decision to divorce her after infecting her, claiming that no man would want to marry her because of her status. Umma told the court that her husband had divorced her and asked her to leave his house after infecting her with the terrible disease.
The victim informed the court that both have been living together as a couple for close to 13 years and that she had several children with him before she later found out that he was HIV/AIDS positive.
The court also heard that the defendant issued the helplesswoman a divorce letter knowing fully that he infected her with the disease.
Umma prayed the court will quash the divorce issued to her by her husband and ensure he re-marries her since he is the one that infected her.
In his verdict, the Judge of the court, Malam Farouk Ahmad, granted the complainant’s plea, canceled the divorce issued to her by the husband and ordered him to immediately re-marry her.
Judge Ahmad said under Islamic Shari’a Law: “It is binding on the husband to stay with the woman for the rest of his life being the one responsible for her getting an infection that has no known cure.”