Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo looses bid to Postpone her sons’ Wedding

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Taiwo Obasanjo

Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, a wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has lost the bid to postpone the wedding of her son, Olujonwo, to Miss Tope Adebutu.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, yesterday struck out her suit in which she sought an order of the court to stop the wedding.

The respondents in the suit were: Chief Kessington  Adebutu and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mrs Obasanjo’s application before the Family Court sought an order to postpone the wedding beyond May because of a spiritual advice she was reportedly given concerning him.

She also prayed the court to compel all concerned in the wedding to postpone it to allow her perform her parental duties to his son.

Addressing the court yesterday, lawyer to the respondents, Bode Olanipekun, urged the court to dismiss the suit for lack of jurisdiction.

Olanipekun averred that by virtue of Section 18 of the Marriage Act and Section 261 of the Child’s Act, the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter because the child in the suit was above 18 years.

The lawyer said the claims of the applicants did not show any reasonable cause of action.

BY TONY