June 9, 2008
EMMANUELLA ENYIKPE, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
CHIMELA OKORAFOR, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Union County, FV-20-702-07.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted November 26, 2007
Before Judges A. A. Rodríguez and Collester.
Chimela Okorafor appeals from the November 2, 2006 final restraining order (FRO) entered pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17, by Judge Robert J. Mega of the Union County Family Part. Four separate domestic violence complaints were filed in this matter: the complaint of Emmanuella Enyikpe against Chimela Okorafor, which resulted in the FRO from which Chimela appeals; a complaint by Chimela alleging domestic violence by Emmanuella; a complaint by Chimela against Richard Odoemela; and a complaint by Chimela against Lucy Odoemela. After a two-day trial, Judge Mega made factual and credibility findings in favor of Emmanuella, Richard and Lucy and further found that the testimony of Chimela lacked credibility. He held that Emmanuella proved by a preponderance of the evidence that Chimela committed acts constituting harassment, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4, and issued the FRO. He also dismissed all the complaints of domestic violence filed by Chimela.
After review of the testimony and the record, we affirm substantially for the reasons set forth in the November 2, 2006 oral opinion of Judge Mega.
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