Obasanjo’s wife sues ex-president over son’s wedding

Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, one of the wives of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court seeking a court order to stop the wedding of their son, Olujonwo.

The suit, with number ID/262FPM/2017, is to be heard before Justice Lateefa Okunnu with April 10 fixed for hearing of the suit. Obasanjo and father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, a.k.a ‘Baba Ijebu’, the lottery business mogul, are the respondents to the suit.

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, Olujonwo, to Tope Adebutu, which is slated for May 11 and 12. She wants a wedding date to be fixed after June 1, 2017.

She is also seeking a court 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. According to her, wedding invitations have been sent out and she has been excluded from the preparations for the upcoming nuptials.

As stated in the court documents, she declared that prior to the fixing of wedding date, she had a premonition regarding her son who would turn 34 on June 1, 2017. According to her, she also received prophesies and spiritual warnings to the effect that Olujonwo should not undergo any elaborate celebration before his birthday which is two weeks after the wedding to avoid any impending calamity.

Mrs. Obasanjo also stated that she commenced the suit to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date beyond June 1. She also claimed that she appealed to Adebutu, the father of the bride, Mrs. Rosemary Dacosta, the mother of the bride, Tope Adebutu, the bride-to-be, as well as her twin brother, Chief Kenny Martins. The ex-president’s wife said her pleas fell on deaf ears and she was instead, insulted by members of the family.


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