Parental right: Obasanjo’s Wife Asks Court to Postpone Son’s Wedding



Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo who is one of the wives of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has dragged her husband and lottery business mogul, Sir Kessington Adebutu before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja seeking a court order to stop the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo.

Mrs. Obasanjo is asking the court to mandate the former president and the father of the bride, Sir Adebutu, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu’, to postpone the wedding of her son to Tope Adebutu which is already fixed for May 11 and 12.

Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo who is the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, the former coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund, wants the wedding date to be postponed to sometimes after June 1.

She is also praying the court for 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 affidavit attached to the suit, she averred that wedding invitations have been issued and she has been excluded from the preparations for the upcoming nuptials.

 She stated in court documents that prior to the fixing of wedding dates, she had a premonition regarding her son who turns 34 on June 1. 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 stated in court documents that she commenced the suit to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date beyond June 1.

She also claims 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.

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

The suit with number ID/262FPM/2017 which is before Justice Lateefa Okunnu has been fixed for April 10 for hearing

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