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Gbenga Obasanjo’s marriage crashes

Posted by By ADESINA AIYEKOTI on 2006/01/08 | Views: 2534 |

Gbenga Obasanjo’s marriage crashes


Eldest son of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Olugbenga Olufemi, has jettisoned his marriage contracted six years ago at the Lagos Division (Igbosere High Court) of the Lagos High Court. The writ for the dissolution of the marriage was filed at the court’s registry Friday, December 30, 2005.

Eldest son of President Olusegun Obasanjo, Olugbenga Olufemi, has jettisoned his marriage contracted six years ago at the Lagos Division (Igbosere High Court) of the Lagos High Court. The writ for the dissolution of the marriage was filed at the court’s registry Friday, December 30, 2005.

The action instituted against his former heartthrob, Mojisola Oluyemisi Obasanjo is seeking outright divorce, and is being clandestinely handled by people in custody of the writ which Saturday Sun got a copy.

In the suit titled “Petition for Decree of Dissolution of Marriage”, with suit number ID/289HD/05, Gbenga, described in the petition as a physician averred that his marriage with Mojisola “has broken down irretrievably”. According to him, the Respondent, (Mojisola, nee Onabanjo) has deserted him for a continuous period of one year.

According to the action filed through the law firm of Addeh and Associates, the marriage was alleged to have broken down since December 2, 2004, as Mojisola “left the marital home due to irreconcilable differences with the petitioner and never came back.
The marriage was blessed with two children - Boluwatife Obasanjo (5 years) and Wuraola Obasanjo (4 years).

Among the averments made before the court to support his request, the petitioner agreed that the two children of the marriage would not be disturbed in their educational pursuit.
According to him, the siblings would continue to enjoy his financial support to higher institutions of learning adding that they would also be brought up in the Christian faith.

The petitioner also averred that the two children of the wedlock who have hitherto lived with their mother (respondent) at No 2, Adetunji Adeoba Street, Ikeja, Lagos, will continue living with her until adulthood.
“The petitioner has been and is responsible for the school fees, books and other relevant material of the two children as well as general expenses and the Petitioner shall be willing to continue the payment of the school fees, books and other relevant materials of the children as well as general expenses”, Gbenga Obasanjo averred.
Olugbenga, the petitioner, however sought the order of the court allowing him access to the children, particularly during holidays.

Prior to the present development, the petitioner was lawfully married to the respondent at the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church, Ikeja on April 29, 2000.
But, things went wrong on October 2, 2004, when the respondent, Mojisola, left their marital home due to alleged irreconcilable differences with the petitioner.
Ever since, she never came back and cohabitation between the parties closed from that date as they have both been living apart.

The verifying affidavit which constitutes the conclusion of the five-page petition and sworn to by Gbenga attested: “That I verify such facts in my petition herein as relate to my own acts and deeds as true and such other facts stated in my petition, I believe to be true”.
No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.


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