Ms. Taiwo Obasanjo, groom’s mother and estranged wife of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, failed to abort the May 11 and 13, 2017, ceremonies uniting Olujowan and Temitope Adebutu.
On two occasions, she attempted to have the wedding moved till after June 1 (when her son turns 34) without success.
The slim, light-skinned twin of Chief Kenny Martins tried to:
- Stop the ceremonies by filing a suit in court alleging that she was excluded from the planning of her son’s big day.
- Get the leadership of the Methodist Church of Nigeria to persuade all the players at the ceremonies to postpone the events because going ahead would lead to calamities and catastrophes.
And her attempts didn’t even get off the ground.
The case (ID/262FPM/2017) – where Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Kensington Adebutu, father of the bride, were defendants – was filed on Monday, March 27, 2017. And later fixed for hearing before Justice Lateefat Okunnu of Lagos High Court for Monday, April 10, 2017. It was dismissed on the ground that the groom was an adult.
The letter to the Methodist Church didn’t get a positive response in spite of the alarm raised by the concerned mother who listed doomsday predictions if the wedding was staged.
At best, Ms. Taiwo Obasanjo gained sympathy…but she was criticised for publicising a family matter and believing charlatans posing as prophets.
As the wedding was underway, many had been apprehensive that she could disrupt the ceremonies. But she cleared the air, stating that she was persuaded by top Nigerians to jettison the plan.
She admitted praying against the calamities and catastrophes predicted by doomsday prophets. And reassured that she just wanted the best for her son.