An alleged girlfriend identified as Janet Baru, has been dragged to court by her 60-year-old lover, Nuhu, for refusing to marry him.
Nuhu who appeared before Magajin Gari Sharia Court II in Kaduna, accused Janet Baru of promising to convert to Islam so that they could get married, but later denied him after collecting a huge amount of money from him. He further accused his estranged girlfriend of conniving with one Juliet to dupe him of N30, 000, after making him believe that she would marry him.
“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 Janet N40,000 to show my seriousness about marriage, but I was able to give her N30,000”, he said.
According to Nuhu, she had requested he meets her people in Benue which he declined, but instead paid N5000 transport fare for her brother to come to Kaduna. The aggrieved man who begged the court to assist him in retrieving all the money he spent on his estranged lover, explained that he had given Janet N45,000 during Christmas with a clothing material worth N8,000 and N2,000 for sewing.
However on her own part, Janet stated that they only dated for a year and she was only aware of receiving N75,000 from him out of the monies he mentioned. The lady who appeared before Judge Musa Sa’ad, added that that she did not refund the money because he gave it to her as a gift not dowry.
The case was adjourned to July 17 for ruling, after the Judge listened to both parties.