A Nigerian woman is said to have been awarded 5 million naira after suing a man who did not keep his marriage promises.
Valerian Nwadike, the lawyer responsible for the woman’s case, shared the story on social media. According to him, the man promised his client marriage and they were engaged, but he broke her heart and married another.
The woman is said to have been given a car after the case was settled out of court.
Valerian wrote; ”Someone promised our client marriage they got engaged & he later broke her heart by marrying another. Long Story Short we sued & he pleaded we settle out of court, he paid my client 5m got her a car in compensation. We agreed to the terms and settled out of court.
Our Pleadings was Top Tier by the Way!
So hey, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SUE.
IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE by the way! Face throwing a kiss
See the supreme court decision in Ezennah vs Atta (2004) 2 S.C.(Pt II) pg 75 see also Mabamije vs Otto (2016) LPELR 26058(SC) here Ms. Mabamije issue was that Mr. Otto breached his promise to marry her, and for that reason she claimed a whopping N20 million as damages.”