A mother of three identified as Hajara Muhammad, has sued her former husband, Abdulkadir Muhammad, at Sharia Court l Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, for failing to pay the school fees of their three children.
She told the court that her ex-husband had failed in his responsibilities as a father to their children after their divorce four years ago.
The complainant, who said she had been feeding the children and paying their school fees, prayed the court to compel Abdulkadir to take full responsibility of the children.
The defendant, however, admitted failing to carry out the responsibilities, blaming it on the present harsh economic situation.
He, however, pleaded with the court to allow him to be giving his estranged wife N10, 000 monthly as feeding allowance for the three children and also pay their school fees.
The judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal, said it was the responsibility of a father to cater for his children.
He said fathers must work hard to provide for their families.
Lawal ordered the defendant to send monthly feeding allowance to his children and take care of their school fees.