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MR. ADELEKE ADEJUMO v. MRS. TOYIN ADEJUMO

(2010) JELR 33671 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/168/08  •  10 Jun 2010  •  Nigeria

Coram
MARY U. PETER-ODILI JCA; JIMI OLUKAYODE BADA JCA; ABDU ABOKI JCA;

Judgement

ABDU ABOKI, J.C.A. (Delivered the Leading judgment): This Appeal is against the decision of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja delivered by O.O. Goodluck J. dated 18th February 2008. The fact of this case in brief is that the Petitioner married the Respondent at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Akeetan, Oyo State on the 4th June, 1994. From that date, they lived together as man and wife in Flat 11, Block 2, Section 2, Badagry Street in Area 2, Abuja.

In December, 2002, the Respondent brought in a woman to live with them in their matrimonial home in a relationship which according to the Petitioner bore the semblance, of a "marital relationship". The trio could not live together amicably, life became unbearable for the Petitioner who found her matrimonial home unconducive. The Petitioner alleged that she was occasionally physically and verbally assaulted by the Respondent besides, financial assistance from the Respondent was grounded to a halt hence she had to cater for …

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