Divorcee seeks payment of N60,000 monthly maintenance cost from ex- husband

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A divorcee, Zainab Bello, on Thursday prayed a Grade 1 Area Court in Kubwa, to order her former husband Mustapha Yahaya to pay her N60,000 monthly as maintenance allowance for the upkeep of their daughter and unborn baby.
The plaintiff told the court that Yahaya divorced her sometime in May, leaving her with an eight month old pregnancy and a two-year-old daughter.
” The respondent initially agreed to pay N30, 000 monthly for maintenance but paid for only one month after our divorce and stopped, ” she said.
The respondent however, confirmed to the court that his ex-wife was pregnant when he divorced her and said he had reached an agreement with her to pay N30, 000 monthly for maintainance.
” I agree to pay N30, 000 for maintainance monthly and not N60, 000,” he said.
The petitioner told the court that she is ready to accept N30, 000 monthly and for him to pay diligently.
The judge, Malam Ibrahim Rufai, adjourned the matter until Sept.28 for judgment.

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