This is an appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal that reversed the decision of the trial High Court dismissing the entire claims of the plaintiff, (herein after simply the appellant) and granting the counterclaim of the defendant (hereinafter simply the respondent) in the matter herein.
This case epitomizes a love relationship that begun on a very high note only to become sour shortly thereafter fizzling out all hopes of a blissful ever after. As recounted by the Court of Appeal it all begun in October 2000 when the parties in this appeal fell in love. There were promises apparently by the respondent to marry the appellant, for so believed the appellant, which however did not materialize. Barely two years thereafter, the relationship hit the rocks. The appellant who felt shortchanged mounted an action in the High Court seeking damages for a breach of promise to marry; damages for inconveniences and loss of time wasted on the respondent; and payment of vari…