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(2006) JELR 45841 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/241S/1999 ·  10 Jul 2006 ·  Nigeria
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Wapanda v. Wapanda (2008) 1 NWLR (Pt.1068)
IBRAHIM TANKO MUHAMMAD Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ABUBAKAR ABDULKADIR JEGA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria MOHAMMED LADAN TSAMIYA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria

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lower court
1st panel
trial court
2nd panel
sharia court of appeal yola
tanimu baba ahmed
adamawa state
bashiru hong
relevant issue
competent court
decision of the 1st panel
decision of the arbitration panel
grounds of appeal
learned counsel
separate report
judgment of the trial court
recommendations of the arbitration panel
submission of the report
1st issue
arbitration panels
case of fadimatu
circumstance of this case
conduct of the respondent
decision of that court
disaffection finds place
english translation
et al
following conditions
following facts
following orders
further submissions
islamic marriage
learned kadis of the lower court
mallam sulaiman abubakar wapanda
neighborhood of the spouses
printed record of appeal
rejection of the report
repetition of the exercise of the said arbitration panel
representative of the appellant alhaji tanimu baba
respective parties
respondent alhaji bashari yahaya hong
salamatu suleiman wapanda
supremacy of islamic law
trial judge
upper area court no.
view of the said respondent

I. T. MUHAMMAD, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): Salamatu Suleiman Wapanda as the petitioner filed a petition for divorce against her husband, Abubakar Suleiman Wapanda as the respondent, at the Upper Area Court No. 1 Yola in Adamawa State.

The particulars of the petition read as follows:

"1. The petitioner and the respondent, both residing and working in Jimeta - Yola contracted an Islamic marriage at Government Reservation Area, Guyuk on October 21st 1978.

2. The parties lived together as husband and wife with their 4 children up till September, 1996 when the petitioner was forced to leave the matrimonial home by the conduct of the respondent.

3. That the respondent has bluntly refused to grant the petitioner a divorce which she had repeatedly requested from him.

4. The petitioner now petitions the court to dissolve her marriage with the respondent on the ground that in view of the said respondent to her, (sic) she can no longer keep and live with him within the bounds of All…

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