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Obasanjo’s Wife Sues Him, Baba Ijebu Wants Son’s Wedding Postponed


Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo, scheduled for May 11. Ex-President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” are respondents to the suit.

Mrs. Obasanjo, who is the twin sister of Kenny Martins, the former Coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund, is seeking a postponement of the wedding of her son, Olujonwo, to Tope Adebutu scheduled for May 11 and May 12. She wants the wedding to be fixed for a date after June 1. Olujonwo and Tope had an elaborate introduction on December 17, 2016 with the social media awash with photographs of the event.

Mrs. Obasanjo, among others, is seeking a court declaration that as the mother of the groom, she had the 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 ceremonies.

She said she also received prophesies and warnings from men of God to the effect that Olujonwo, her son who turns 34 on June 1, should not do or be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.

The woman wants the court to compel Messrs. Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date after June 1. She said she had appealed to Mr. Adebutu and Rosemary Dacosta, the mother of the bride, the bride-to-be as well as Kenny Martins. Justice Lateefa Okunnu fixed April 10 for hearing of the suit.

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