Popular Nigerian singer, Banky W, has reacted as a court declared marriages conducted at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry as illegal and invalid.
According to reports, there’s an ongoing legal hustle between the Local government Areas of Nigeria and the Federal government for the determination of who has the power to operate marriage registries, conduct marriages, and issue marriage certificates.
However, recently the federal High court sitting in Ikoyi granted the prayers of the Eti Osa local government, stating that it is statutorily the job of the local governments as provided by the law and only the local governments have the power to do such and the acts of the federal government through the ministry of interior operating marriage registries is clearly beyond their powers, which makes all marriages conducted by federal marriage registries or through their agents illegal and invalid.
Reacting to this report, Banky, who legally tied the knot with his actress wife, Adesua, at the Ikoyi registry in 2017, teased his wife, calling her Baby Mama.
See his post below,