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MRS. VICTORIA ABIMBOLA BAKARE v. MR. BANKOLE JOHN BAKARE

(2016) JELR 41434 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/AK/70/2014  •  15 Jun 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MOJEED ADEKUNLE OWOADE JCA; MOHAMMED AMBI-USI DANJUMA JCA; JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI JCA;

Judgement

JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment delivered on the 24th October, 2013 in the High Court of Ondo State sitting at Akure.

By an amended petition for a decree for the dissolution of the marriage between the Appellant and the Respondent, the Appellant also sought custody of the five Children of the marriage and a declaration that both parties are joint owners of a landed property which the Respondent bought during the pendency of the marriage but the development of which the petitioner contributed immensely towards.

The facts of the petition as can be gathered from the evidence of the Appellant and her father at the lower Court are simple. They are as follows: The parties got married on 2nd April 1988 and the marriage was blessed with five children:

1. Olaoyenikan Bakare, Female, 25years.

2. Abimbola Bakare, Female, 23years.

3. Damilola Bakare, Female, 20years.

4. Iyanuoluwa Bakare, Female, 13years.

5. Similoluwa Bakare, Female, 11yea…

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