Advence Fuh (Applicant) v Miranda Ngiekem Azise: Mezam High Court, 2014

Member State

This involves a petition for divorce filed and praying the court to dissolve a monogamous marriage celebrated on 04/08/09 at the Bamenda II Civil Status Registration Centre. The petitioner contends that, after the marriage, the respondent (wife) has been behaving abnormally, such as refusing him to have his conjugal rights with her, and, consequently, they have been living apart since 20/05/2012. That the said respondent had been living with her boyfriend and never cared about him; neither does she know the where-about of the child.

However, the respondent argued in the contrary and stated that it was the applicant that was rude to her and that her refusal to have sexual intercourse with him was due to a doctor’s recommendation, which the applicant was very much aware of. The court held that the marriage shall be dissolved accordingly since both parties have already broken it down. Considering the tender age of the child, the court placed the child under the custody of the mother Miranda Ngiekem Azise. The petitioner was however accorded visiting rights to the child and to make a monthly allocation of 30.000 FCFA for the child’s upkeep, as well as catering for the child’s educational and healthcare needs.

In the High Court of Mezam Division; Holden at Bamenda.  Suit No. HCMB/06MC/2013: Between  Advence Fuh (Applicant) v Miranda Ngiekem Azise (Respondent)