Three-year old marriage between media personality, Toke Makinwa and estranged husband, Maje Ayida has finally be dissolved by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos.
Toke filed for divorce in March 9, 2016 on grounds that her husband committed adultery.
According to Justice Morenike Obadina, Ayida filed an answer to the petition but did not give oral evidence to support it.
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.
She 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.