Mrs. Obasanjo, in an originating motion on notice filed by her lawyer, Mr. Toyin Olowoyobijo, had sought an order for the postponement of the wedding of her son, Olujonwo, to Sir Kessington Adebutu’s daughter, Tope, to any other date after June 30, 2017 on the grounds of some spiritual advice.
The former president and father of the bride, Adebutu, better known as Baba Ijebu, a lottery business mogul, were the respondents to the suit.
An Ikeja High Court on Monday dismissed the suit instituted by Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, ex-wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, seeking to stop her son’s wedding.
Justice Lateefa Okunnu dismissed the suit on the grounds that her court, being a family court, does not have the jurisdiction to entertain a matter involving an adult who is over 33 years old.
Mrs. Obasanjo wanted the court to declare that as the mother of the groom she had parental rights to take part in the deliberations, decisions and activities leading to the ceremony.
She stated that the wedding invitations had been issued without her involvement in the preparations for the upcoming nuptials.
According to her, prior to the fixing of the wedding date, she had a premonition regarding her son who will turn 34 on June 1.
She also prayed the court to compel all stakeholders in the wedding to agree to postpone the wedding so as to allow her perform her parental duties towards her son.