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Banky W reacts as Court declares all marriages contracted at Ikoyi Registry illegal, invalid

POPULAR Nigerian singer, Bankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, has reacted to the news of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos declaring that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to conduct marriages.

According to the High court, it is illegal and invalid, for example, all solemnisation of unions at the Ikoyi marriage registry, Lagos.

The court, presided over by Justice D. E. Osiagor, held that only the local government marriage registries were empowered to do such by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

He submitted that the conduct of marriages and issuance of certificates were statutorily the job of the local governments as provided by the law.

The judge added that the acts of the federal government through the Ministry of Interior, operating marriage registries was beyond their powers and held that all marriages conducted by federal marriage registries or through their agents were illegal and invalid.

In reaction, Banky W called his wife’s attention to the news and informed her of her new status of a ‘Baby Mama’ and no more a wife.

“So, therefore Adesua Etomi Wellington hey baby mama,” he tweeted.

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