Nigeria singer, Paul Okoye has officially been granted a divorce from his ex-wife, Anita Okoye by an Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama.
It would be recalled that Anita Okoye filed for divorce after 8 years of marriage in August 2021, citing five major reasons for her decision to divorce Paul which included; cheating, being an absent parent, fraud, and difficult experiences.
She requested a settlement of $20,000 monthly and a number of Paul’s houses.
Earlier on, in her divorce petition filed by her lawyer, Ojonimi Akpe and Okutepa J.S, Anita had claimed that she donated N10 million as an arrangement with Paul that she would be allocated space in the mall he had recently constructed in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
She did, however, accuse Paul Okoye of defrauding her of the agreement.
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 who attended court sessions via Zoom because she now resides in the United States, was unable to substantiate all of the grounds in her petition to the court. As a result, she decided to withdraw all her claims and opted to settle.
The court, in its judgment, only granted joint custody of the children to the parties in the ruling on the case on October 20, 2022.
The petitioner (Anita) was, however, not given any money in the form of alimony or settlement.