SOWEMIMO, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In the originating summons suit M/3/66 filed by the applicant on 19th August, 1966, at the Benin High Court of the Mid-Western State, she prayed the court of the following reliefs:
(i) 100 monthly for her maintenance including rents from 1st October, 1965.
(ii) Maintenance (school fees, clothing and other necessaries) of the three infant children of the marriage as may be just.
(iii) That the respondent be ordered to pay to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital the sum of 370 due on the
hire-purchase of her car No. LH 3173.
(iv) and that he is further ordered to secure such payments.
The learned trial judge after considering the affidavits filed by the parties, and the oral evidence called by them found that the respondent had willfully neglected to maintain the applicant and the three children of the marriage on the basis of respondent's acts of adultery and cruelty; having held that the respondent committed adultery with at leas…