By Emmanuel Adeleke
An Abuja High court sitting in Maitama, on Monday, dissolved the marriage between Anita and her estranged husband, Paul Okoye.
Anita claimed that cheating, separation, being an absent father, fraud, and difficult experiences were her major reasons for seeking a divorce.
She also requested a monthly settlement of $20,000 and a number of her husband’s mansions.
Anita had in a suit filed by her lawyer, Ojonimi Akpe and Okutepa J.S., 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.
However, she accused Paul Okoye of cheating her out of the deal.
“That 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,” her lawyers alleged.
Anita decided to withdraw the claims and opted to settle following alleged inability to prove all of the claims in court.
In its judgement, the court granted joint custody of the children to both parties on October 20, 2022.