Court Dissolves Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida’s 3 Year-Old Marriage

Court Dissolves Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida’s 3 Year-Old Marriage

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The three year old marriage between Nigerian media personality and OAP, Toke Makinwa and fitness expert Maje Ayida has been dissolved.

On Thursday, an Igbosere High Court in Lagos, dissolved the union.

On March 9, 2016, Toke asked the court to dissolve the marriage on the grounds that her husband committed adultery.

Justice Morenike Obadina, while delivering judgment held that Ayida filed an answer to the petition but did not give oral evidence in support of it.

Court Dissolves Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida’s 3 Year-Old Marriage

She said the position of the law was settled as pleadings did not amount to evidence.

“Pleadings on which no evidence was led are deemed abandoned. Therefore, Ayida’s evidence is deemed abandoned.

“The effect being that the petitioner’s evidence is unchallenged and uncontroverted,’’ she ruled.

He said Makinwa had sufficiently proven that the husband committed adultery and continued to flaunt his adulterous relationships even to her face.

“I hold that the marriage has broken down on grounds of intolerable behaviour.

“I hereby pronounce a `Decree Nisi’ dissolving the marriage between Makinwa and Ayida which was administered at the Federal Marriage Registry, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Jan. 15, 2014.

“The order Nisi shall become absolute three months from today unless within that period sufficient cause is shown why it should not be made absolute,” Obadina said.

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