Sharia court sends housewife to prison for calling neighbour a ”prostitute” in Kaduna

A Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna has sentenced a housewife, Mariya Muhammad, to two weeks imprisonment without an option of fine for calling her neighbour, Hajiya Karima Sani, a prostitute.

The Judge, Dahiru Bamalli, sentenced Mariya after she pleaded guilty to defamation of character. 

Earlier, Sani who resides in Rigasa area of Kaduna, told the court that she and Muhammad had lived like typical neighbours.

”We have had good and bad days. We have had misunderstandings and quarrels. I decided to file a suit against her because she called me a prostitute and I am not. I am a married woman” she said

During her own cross examination, Mariya told the court that called Sani names because she has also called her names as well.

I called her a prostitute because she has also called me names in the past’.

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