Child Custody: Who Should Be With the Child?

Child Custody: Who Should Be With the Child? DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq. (Tip 48)

In custody of a child, no parent has a higher or better right over the other. Both parents are equal and can be granted custody, the sex of a child notwithstanding, unless a parent shows special reasons why the other should not be granted custody.

My authorities:

  1. The judgment of court in the case of WILLIAMS V. WILLIAMS (1987) 2 NWLR (PT. 54) 66.
  2. Onyekachi Umah, “Custody of Children of Traditional Marriages and the ‘Chichidodo’” (, 18 February 2021) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  3. Onyekachi Umah, “Custody of a Child In Customary Marriage: How and To Whom?” (, 29 September 2020) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  4. Onyekachi Umah, “FACTORS THAT COURT CONSIDER BEFORE GRANTING CUSTODY OF CHILD TO ANY PERSON” (, 3 March 2020) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  5. Onyekachi Umah, “IT IS A CRIME TO FAIL IN CHILD IMMUNISATION” (, 7 December 2018) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  6. Onyekachi Umah, “No Marriage, No Fatherhood: Robbing Paternity” (, 21 June 2021) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  7. Onyekachi Umah, “Who Takes Over the Property After Divorce?” (, 18 May 2021) <> accessed 29 July 2021.
  8. Onyekachi Umah, “Why Surrogacy is Unlawful in Parts of Nigeria?” (, 5 May 2021) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  9. Onyekachi Umah, “AGES AT WHICH SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH CONSENT WILL AMOUNT TO RAPE” (, 20 February 2020) <> accessed 29 July 2021
  11. Onyekachi Umah, “Can Court Dismiss Divorce Case Because Husband Impregnated Wife?” (, 12 March 2021) <> accessed 29 July 2021
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