Obasanjo’s wife asks court to stop son’s wedding for spiritual reasons

Obasanjo’s wife asks court to stop son’s wedding for spiritual reasons
March 28 08:51 2017

One of the wives of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Taiwo, has told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja to stop the wedding of their son, Olujonwo.

Mrs. Obasanjo is seeking for a postponement of the wedding of her son to Tope Adebutu, a daughter of Sir Kessington Adebutu, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu’, which has been fixed for May 11 and 12, 2017.

She informed the court that prior to the fixing of the wedding date, she had a premonition regarding her son who will turn 34 on June 1, 2017.

Olujonwo’s mother said she had received prophecies from trusted agents of God warning the family against any elaborate celebrations before her son’s 34th birthday whereas the marriage had been fixed for May 11 and 12, which is two weeks before his birthday.

She had insisted that to avoid any impending calamity, that the wedding should be shifted till after June 1.

According to her, she resorted to court after her plea to all the parties involved was ignored.

The respondents in the suit filed before Justice Lateefa Okunnu are Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Adebutu.

She  is therefore seeking a court declaration that as the mother of the groom, she has parental rights to take part in the deliberations and activities leading her son’s wedding.

She claimed that while the wedding date had been fixed and invitation cards given out, she, as the mother of the groom, had been excluded from the preparations for the wedding.

Justice Okunnu has fixed hearing in the suit marked, ID/262FPM/2017, for April 10, 2017.