Obasanjo’s wife fails to postpone son’s wedding despite scary prophecies
The wife of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has failed to stop the wedding of her 33 year old son, Olujonwo, after a court dismissed a suit she filed.
Taiwo Obasanjo had in her suit filed on March 27 at an Ikeja High Court, prayed that the wedding, which is scheduled for May 11, be moved to any date after June 1 which is Olujonwo’s (the son) 34th birthday.
According to her, she had received various warnings and prophecies from men of God that her son should not be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.
Justice Lateefa Okunnu dismissed the suit on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit because Olujonwo, 33, is an adult.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that former President Obasanjo and the father of the bride, Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu”, are the respondents to the suit.
“On March 27, I ordered counsel to direct me on whether the family court can hear a case where the child is an adult.
“Counsel have addressed me and I have read the processes before me.
“I have found to be very genuine, what the applicant said regarding performing her parental duties in paragraph 15 of her affidavit.
“The court, regrettably, lacks the competence to adjudicate this suit, the jurisdiction of the family court covers children under the age of 18 years.
“The respondents son is 33-years-old, this negates the ability of this court to entertain this suit.