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‘Baba Ijebu’ Popular Lotto Mogul Dragged To Court By Obasanjo’s Wife

L-R: The plaintiff, Taiwo Obasanjo and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Inset: Sir Kessington Adebutu.
Less than two weeks after he bagged a honorary doctorate degree
from Lagos State University (LASU), Sir Kessington Adebutu, one of Africa’s
most popular lotto business tycoons, was recently dragged to a Lagos High court
by wife of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
In a suit filed before Justice Lateefat Okunnu, Mrs. Taiwo
Obasanjo, incidentally the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, former
coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund, is seeking a court injunction to put
a stop to the wedding of her son, Olujonwo Obasanjo and her fiancée, Temitope
The case also pitched former president Obasanjo with father
of the bride, Adebutu, fondly nicknamed ‘Baba Ijebu’ as defendants.
The social media went viral on December 17, 2016 with photographs
and reports of the two love-birds after their elaborate introduction party with
the engagement and wedding fixed for May 11 and 12, 2017.
Report says trouble started shortly after the engagement and wedding
dates were chosen without the input of the would-be groom’s mother.
Mrs. Obasanjo is therefore asking the court to mandate the
former president and the father of the bride to postpone the dates to sometimes
after June 1. She also prays 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.
She also averred in an affidavit attached to the
suit that the wedding invitations have been issued and she, clearly, has been
excluded from the upcoming nuptials preparations.
While indicating that her intention was not borne out of a
selfish desire
, the woman explained that she had received several prophesies
and spiritual warnings
to barring Olujonwo to undergo any elaborate celebration
before his 34th birthday which is just two weeks after the wedding (June
1) to avoid any impending calamity.
Mrs. Obasanjo stated in the court documents that as a mother
this is why she filed the suit to compel both public figures (Adebutu and Obasanjo)
to shift the wedding to a date beyond June 1 as every appeal she made to make
them see reason fell on deaf ears.
Rather than address the sensitive issue, the plaintiff averred
that she was 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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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.