A woman took matter into her own hands when her husband refused to grant her a divorce.

According to Al Bayan newspaper, the Emirati woman, who was already separated wanted to hasten the divorce process by utilising the ‘Triple Talaq’ technique that would grant her an instant divorce.

When her husband was sleeping the woman took hold of her husband’s phone and sent a text message to herself stating “I divorce you” three times.

The ploy, however, backfired when the woman admitted her actions to court.