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DONAL TERSER KPILAH v. DORCAS OGBONNAIYA JOHN NGWU

(2018) JELR 38472 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/J/353/2016  •  7 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
UCHECHUKWU ONYEMENAM JCA HABEEB ADEWALE OLUMUYIWA ABIRU JCA ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU JCA

Judgement

ELFRIEDA OLUWAYEMISI WILLIAMS-DAWODU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal emanated from the decision of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, which was delivered on October 5th 2016 by Hon. Justice U. B. Bwala wherein, the Court found in favour of the Respondent (the Claimant at the Court below) against the Appellant (the Respondent at the Court below) and awarded a lump sum monthly maintenance of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand (₦350,000.00) Naira only for the Respondent and the six (6) Children between the Respondent and the Appellant.

The Appellant and the Respondent were married under the Marriage Act and have six (6) children between them. By the Appellant's petition for divorce in Suit No: BOHC/MG/CV/79/15 filed on November 26th 2015, the marriage between the Appellant and the Respondent was dissolved by an order of decree nisi on June 16th 2016 and custody of the six (6) children of the marriage, was given to the Respondent. See pages 5-9 of the printed Recor…

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