CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA, JCA (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the High Court of Justice Oyo State holden at Ibadan in Suit No. I/716HD/06 delivered by A.A. Gbolagunte J on the 6th day May, 2011 wherein the learned trial Judge granted the Respondents petition for dissolution of his marriage and dismissed the cross petition of the Appellant. The Respondent who was the Petitioner in the lower Court petitioned the Court for dissolution of his marriage to the Appellant. In paragraph 11 of the Petition he prayed for the following orders:
(a) A Decree of dissolution of the marriage between the Petitioner and the Respondent on the ground that the marriage had broken down irretrievably.
(b) Any further order(s) as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of this case.
The Appellant filed an answer and a Cross Petition. The orders sought in the Cross Petition are as follows:
(A) The sum of ₦1,000,000.00 (One Million Naira) damages agains…