An Abuja High court sitting in Maitama has granted Anita and her estranged husband, Paul Okoye divorce.
It would be recalled that the eight-year-old marriage of Anita and Paul Okoye of P-Square music group was heading for the rocks as the former had filed for divorce from her husband – citing a number of issues.
Paul Okoye, popularly known as Rudeboy, first didn’t take the news seriously, particularly since neither he nor his attorney had been served.
In reality, Barrister Counsel to the Okoye brothers earlier claimed when the story first surfaced in July that neither his law firm nor his client had received divorce papers.
Anita Okoye, however, was found to have leaked the divorce documents to paid influencers on the advice of her allies, who reportedly told her that such a media leak could persuade a shy Paul Okoye (Rudeboy) to demand a monetary settlement.
In August 2022, she served Paul with the divorce papers after trying in vain to get him to the negotiating table.
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.
Earlier on, in her divorce petition signed by her lawyer, Ojonimi Akpe and Okutepa J.S at an Abuja High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Anita had earlier 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 a deal.
The petition reads in part, “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.”
However, Anita 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.
Consequently, the court in its judgment granted joint custody of the children to the parties.
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