A 34-year-old woman, Zainab Ibrahim bags six months imprisonment for burning a house belonging to her former husband’s new wife.
A Sharia Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna gave the judgment on Wednesday sentenced after the prosecution counsel, Sambo Maigari narrated to the court that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 174 and 373 of Shari’a criminal procedure.
He said that the convict confessed that she used petrol to burn the new bride’s house out of jealousy.
The accused plea for mercy saying she was an obedient wife to her former husband until he divorced her to take another wife.
“He had promised to bring me back to my matrimonial home but did not after I served him and his parents for many years.