A 38-year-old Nigerian man, Dr. Barde Luka Yelwa, and his wife Godiya have passed away two days apart.
Dr. Barde, a lecturer in the Biology Department at Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashua, Yobe State, died on Thursday, April 20, 2023, after suffering a heart attack in the hospital where he was taking care of his sick wife.
Two days after his death, on Saturday, April 22, his wife also passed away. The couple left behind two children, a 5-year-old girl, and a 2-year-old boy.
They will be laid to rest on Monday, April 24, 2023, at Dagare Village, 10 km along Bauchi-Jos Road.
Meanwhile, friends, family members, and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the couple.
“We spoke just a few days ago after your Ph.D. accomplishment not knowing that it would be the last moment I would ever hear from you again,” One comrade Joeman Joseph wrote on Facebook.
In other news, a Kaduna-based woman, Karima Nuhu, has sued her husband, Musa Falalu, for allegedly failing to take her to Saudi Arabia.
The 45-year-old sued her husband at a Shari’a Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna, on Tuesday, April 18.
Karima Nuhu told the court that she had been married to Falalu for four years, during which he provided her with food for only two months.
“He told me that he lost his job as a driver but had secured another one in Saudi Arabia, urging me to be patient while promising to take me along. So far, I have been the one feeding myself. I even borrowed money including my savings for him so that he would be able to pay for the trip, but after getting what he wanted, he divorced me,” she said.
When asked if she had any witnesses to present in court, she replied that she had none except God, who would judge them on the last day.
The defendant, however, denied the allegations as he revealed that he had divorced the complainant.
The presiding judge, Malam Anass Khalifa, who confirmed the divorce between the couple, said the court would only listen to the complainant’s claims if she had witnesses.