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Obasanjo’s divorce: Inability to serve petition stalls proceedings

The failure of Mr. Olujonwo Obasanjo, child of previous President Olusegun Obasanjo to serve his alienated spouse a duplicate of their separation appeal has slowed down the procedures at an Ikeja High Court in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs. Temitope Obasanjo (nee Adebutu), is Olujonwo’s antagonized spouse and a little girl of well known Premier Lotto head honcho, Sir Kessington Adebutu, nom de plume “Baba Ijebu.”Amid Thursday’s procedures, guidance to the solicitor, Ms. Omo Omofoma, told the court that the court sheriff had made a few endeavors to serve litigant without much of any result.

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“It is very heartbreaking that we still can’t seem to serve the respondent (Temitope). “My ruler, the sheriff of this decent court, has made a few endeavors to serve the respondent the appeal without progress. “I have with me, a movement ex parte for substituted administration dated May 18, 2019,” she included. Omofoma educated the court that litigant was not an inhabitant in Lagos but rather lived and worked in Ogun. As per her, the court sheriff was educated that the respondent sporadically visited the Lagos habitation, which was given as location for administration by the solicitor.

The insight noticed that Olujonwo didn’t know about any elective location to serve the court reports to his offended spouse. Reacting to the accommodation, Justice Adebisi Akinlade said that the solicitor couldn’t profess to be uninformed of how and where the court could reach his significant other. “Olujonwo can’t reveal to me that he doesn’t have even an inkling where she stays; they sought for quite a while; they had a profoundly plugged wedding which was seen broadly and globally.

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“They have isolated since 2017 till date, and by June one month from now, it will be a long time since they separated, which is longer than the valid marriage. “The gatherings can limit their issues and part genially and keep the press from benefiting from this case. Release them their different ways without producing extra attention,” she said. The judge additionally noticed that different methods for administration like an elective location and dispatch administration ought to be investigated by the solicitor.

Akinlade deferred the case until Sep. 18, for further notice. NAN reports that Olujonwo and Temitope married on 13, 2017 amid display which pulled in the ‘creme de la creme’ of the general public, yet the marriage, in any case, stopped a couple of months after the fact. Weeks prompting the wedding, Olujonwo’s mom, Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, had documented a suit at an Ikeja High Court, looking for the delay of the marriage of her child to Temitope.

As per her, she had gotten different warnings and predictions from righteous men that her child ought not to be engaged with any intricate festival before his 34th birthday celebration, which was June 1, 2017. Equity Lateefa Okunnu in a decision expelled the suit on the ground that the court needed locale to hear it because Olujonwo, at that point 33, was a grown-up.

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