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Wife Sues Obasanjo, Asking Court to Stop Son’s Wedding


One of the wives of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday filed a suit at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, seeking an order to stop the wedding of her son.

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, filed the suit through her lawyer, Toyin Olowoyo, and hearing has been fixed for April 10 before Justice Lateefa Okunnu.

The respondents are Obasanjo and father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, aka Baba Ijebu.

Mrs. Obasanjo, who is the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, the former coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund is seeking for a postponement of the wedding of her son to Tope Adebutu till after June 30.

The wedding is scheduled for May 11 and 12.

Mrs. Obasanjo is seeking a declaration that as the mother of the groom, she has parental rights to take part in the deliberations, decisions and activities leading to the forthcoming ceremony.

She claimed that wedding invitations have been issued without her knowledge.

The groom’s mother averred that she has been excluded from all the preparations for the upcoming ceremony.

According to her, she had a contrary premonition about her son, Olujonwo, who turns 34 on June 1 , prior to the fixing of wedding dates.

She claimed to have received prophesies and spiritual warnings that Olujonwo should not engage in any elaborate celebration before his birthday, which is two weeks after the wedding to avoid any impending calamity.

Mrs. Obasanjo stated that she filed the suit to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date beyond June 30.

She also claims that she appealed to Adebutu, the mother of the bride, Mrs Rosemary Dacosta, the bride as well as her twin brother.

Mrs Obasanjo said her pleas fell on deaf ears but was instead, insulted by members of the family.

Obasanjo and Kensington are yet to file a reply.


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