Photo: The estranged couple
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama has dissolved the marriage of Nigeria musician Paul Okoye (SQUARE) and his wife, Anita.
Anita had in her divorce petition alleged cheating, separation, being an absent father, fraud, and difficult experiences against her husband.
She claimed that Okoye’s cheating, separation, being an absent father, fraud, and difficult experiences were her major reasons for seeking a divorce.
Anita also requested a monthly settlement of $20,000 and a number of her husband’s mansions.
In the petition signed by her lawyer, Okutepa J.S, she claimed that she contributed N10 million as an agreement with her husband that she would be granted space at the mall he had just completed in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
She, however, alleged that Okoye cheated her out of the deal.
Her lawyer wrote in part,”I know as a fact that the petitioner founded a company called TannkCo in 2019.
“That the petitioner and the respondent agreed to build a mall where TannkCo would have its main offices, and the petitioner contributed N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) for the purchase of the land and the building of the mall.
“That I know as a fact that the respondent, upon completion of the mall, reneged on the agreement and failed to give TannkCo a space in the mall.”
Anita, however, later decided to withdraw the claims and opted to settle following the alleged inability to prove all of the claims in her petition to the court.
Periscope International reports that the estranged couple were married for 8 years before calling it quits.
Anita had filed for divorce in August 2021, due to what she described as irreconcilable differences with him.
Born and raised in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Okoye had married Anita Isama, on 22 March 2014, having met her 10 years ago in 2004 during his studies at the University of Abuja.
In 2013, the lovebirds had a son Andre, who was born in Atlanta Georgia, United States.
The couple later had a set of twins who were also delivered in Atlanta.