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(2012) JELR 46162 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/351/2010 ·  4 Dec 2012 ·  Nigeria
AMINAT ADAMU AUGIE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria SIDI DAUDA BAGE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RITA NOSAKHARE PEMU Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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SIDI DAUDA BAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of Hon. Justice E. O. Williams-Dawodu (Mrs.) sitting at the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja Judicial Division, delivered on the 29th of December, 2009 in which the Appellant was the petitioner. The notice of Appeal filed by the Appellant to initiate this action is dated 4th January, 2010 and contains five (5) grounds of appeal.

The summary of the background facts to this action is as follows:-

The Appellant married the Respondent in the year 1991, and they wedded in the Methodist Church, Oshodi: They have two (2) children of the marriage, Eigbe Regina Otibhor Anuoluwapo born on the 23rd day of November, 1994 and Eigbe Obehi Opeoluwapo born on the 24th day of February, 1997. In the year 2001, the Respondent started misbehaving in such a way that the Appellant could not condone it. The Appellant claimed that the Respondent was keeping concubine while he was on transfer by his company. The…

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