Spends 2 Hrs With City People
Right now, Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo, the pretty estranged wife of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo popularly called OBJ is an unhapy woman. She is sad. She is upset. She is worried. And she is in deep agony, over the plight of her only son, Abraham Olujonwo Obasanjo which she has for OBJ.
Her son got married a few months back to Tope Adebutu, the pretty daughter of billionaire businessman , Chief Kessington Adebutu who is a magistrate. Now, the marriage has crashed irretrievably. And Olujonwo says it is over. He has filed for divorce. He has filed some other cases in court asking to opt out of the union.
Like you often find in most cases like this, the 2 sides are screaming blue murder. Whilst Olujonwo wants out, his wife’s family also have their own side of the story to tell. The story is messy because the 2 mothers in law involved are not even on good terms. They are also not enjoying the very best of times with their husbands. OBJ and Taiwo have been separated for years. Baba Ijebu and Tope’s mum are not on good terms also. But OBJ and Kessignton Adebutu are very, very close. So, all of these have complicated the issue. Equally sad is the relationship between Taiwo Obasanjo and her twin brother, Chief Kenny Martins. Though both are twins, they don’t see eye-to-eye. Taiwo had to move out of OBJ’s house when she could no longer stomach the indignities she said she went through as Babas wife. Interestingly, her twin brother is one of baba Obasanjo’s close friends and associate. He is one of the very, very close friends of Baba. He follows him around and Kenny Martins is also close to Chief Kessignton Adebutu.
The story of how the marriage crashed is mind-blogging which any Nollywood producer will go for anyday, anytime. This is because it has all the ingredients of a good nollywood script. There is drama in it. It has suspense and many shocking sides to it.
Last week, Taiwo Obasanjo visited City People and for 2 hours she narrated her story and her version of what led to the crash. And wait for this! She told us that she knew the marriage was going to crash from the word go, if consumuated and she told all those concerned, yet but they won’t listen to her. It is a sad story. Below are excerpts of the interview.
What are you to Olujonwo Obasanjo?
I am his mum. My name is Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, the mother of Abraham Olujonwo Obasanjo, the son of former President Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo who got married to Chief Kessington Adebutu’s daughter, Tope Adebutu. I just want to bring to the knowledge of the public what is actually happening to their marriage, because all is not well between the 2 families, inclusive of myself. It is not that I like to open up the dirty secrets of the happenings in the family, but I am constraint to speak out, to cry out, the way they are treating my son, especially by his father and Tope, treating my son like he is a nobody and that they can do whatever they like with the life of my son and that nothing would happen.
I want to give you a thorough break down of what really happened. My son was introduced to Tope Adebutu by my twin brother. My son lives and has been working with this father since he brought him back from England. My son never said he wants to come back and live or work with his father, but he went and brought him back home. He has gone through a lot in the hands of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, that he will not want us to talk or reveal to the public. But this man, many don’t understand who he is and unfortunately he found an ally in a partner, Tope Adebutu and her mother, Rosemary Dacosta. Chief Kessington Adebutu is a good man. He is not part of the evil scheme or the dehumanization been meted to my son. He is not part of it.
When it all started, I heard they were courting and were ready to get married and going to 9 months, I did not hear anything. So I am the one that went to look for Tope Adebutu, I said I understand you and my son are on, what is happening? When are you people getting married? She said she has only seen my son once. I said wow, in one year. But I thought they said you were courting and will be getting married soon? You mean in the past one year you have not seen him? I was shocked, because that was the announcement given to me that he is now engaged with Daddy Kessington Adebutu’s daughter.
I am the one that went to look for this girl. The almighty God is a witness to all that I am saying. I invited her to my house and we talked and i said its okay. So, I thought maybe I can help her. Then I called my son. My son said he is not interested that she is fat. He said mummy, I like someone like you, or, my sister, which is not a crime. You are big. Even if my son says that, it is not a crime for her to have such a stature. So, I invited her and we talked, then later I said it can’t go on like this, as my son said they want him to marry her by force.
So, I said to myself I need to do something fast. So, I said to myself, so Tope Adebutu is their candidate? My son is a young man who lived with his father for many years. Interestingly, in the social media, they said my son is a Cocaine Pusher, a Drug addict, this and that. This is a young man, peaceful and quiet. If he is confrontational, wicked, would he be living with his father? I will see how far this girl and her mother that want to destroy me and my son go, If not they will face the wrath of God. Had it been it is in an independent world or in America, I am even contemplating bringing in an Independent Investigator from abroad who will investigate my son privately if he is indeed a cocaine addict or not.
He had worked in Calabar when he came to Nigeria and has also worked in Ogun State. Is a cocaine addict hard to know? My son disappeared from her life. She did not know the where about of my son and my son also hid from me, because he knows they will come looking for him through me.
I am sure you are aware I went to court to stop the marriage. They said I have mental problems. I was married to Daddy OBJ and I left on my own. He did not push me out. I am not mental. Am I a mental case by running from a situation that is about to cause me my life? My son, I believe inherited that nature from me, because if anything wants to overwhelm me, I will withdraw. I like to be on my own.
They rushed my son. They bewitched him. Daddy OBJ and my brother stampeded him to marry this girl. You know I raised hell and was making noise about the case. I am his mother. I suffered before I got him. I did not just get pregnant with him. He came into the world from instructions from almighty God, look after him. You will be guided as to how to raise him so that he does not encounter death and any death could come from anywhere, maybe from the father or through marriage. That was the Prophesy before Tope Adebutu came on the scene.
The prophesy was that there will be a marriage. I did not go to any mountain or any church. The prophecy is that there will be a marriage and you will not be able to stop it. This girl is coming to cause a lot of disaffection. She is going to drag the family apart. She will be a regret. Madam, you have to pray so you don’t lose your son, and she came and I was told that when he is to marry, don’t pick date that has 11 and 13. Don’t wear Grey. Colour grey is a symbol in the demonic world for glory diminished.
Don’t use colour Grey, but they used grey for the wedding. They picked the 2 dates as well and before we went to do Introduction, which is the only ceremony I attended at Daddy Adebutu’s house in Ikoyi in Lagos. After the Introduction, there was no communication of wedding dates. I was the one pursuing them for the dates and they have picked the dates excluding me. Olujonwo is my first son and only son.
When I heard that they had picked the date, I bombarded Daddy Kessington and Dr Abiola Olorode who is the first daughter of Daddy Kensington to change these dates because I know the evil scheme of Daddy Obj already. I know him for his wickedness.
I told them to change the date and when I had the colour too, I called my son to ask him. He said daddy picked it. So, when I started raising dust about the whole thing, my son even told me, Mummy, I am going ahead with this wedding and there is nothing you can do. He came to see me one on one and that was the only time I saw him before the wedding. My son is closer to his father than me, and I don’t know why he did not listen to me.
OBJ suffered me, I single handedly brought him up. I paid for all of my son’s university education in England and even in the process of raising children. Daddy OBJ is not a family man. I was spending the money on the children and myself, on things that he should be doing; I was doing it because I grew up in a family where the mother looks after her children without complaining. My mother is a wealthy woman. She looked after us.
My father is a wealthy man and he did not even do much. I come from a family where the women support their husbands and they don’t make noise about it. So I am from a rich pedigree. My mother never insulted my father despite being rich. She left inheritances for me. So, money is not my problem, the lineage of my family from Egbado Yewa, is they respect husbands and don’t insult husbands, so they got married and I left them.
I didn’t go to them. They said I’m a mental woman Even before the wedding, they wanted to organise the Police with false allegation in order to put me in detention, then release me after the wedding. But thank God, on the wedding day, God took control. Daddy OBJ said my son should not opt out of the marriage. There has been lots of attacks against my son, Adebutu gave a contract worth 35million to my son and they are saying he didn’t execute it. Like I told you, I’m the one that left OBJ’s house. Up till today he’s still very friendly and close to my twin brother, Kenny Martins.
It was even alleged that I took 4 million from Daddy Adebutu Kessington and I disappeared. When I heard about the issue and the problem they were having, I went to see Daddy Adebutu as a concerned mother and I first called Tope and she said she was not around. She’s in Ikoyi and I went there. You need to see the way her mother treated me. I asked what happened and I left to see Daddy Adebutu. He said he’s angry with me and he was going to fine me, then I apologized. But when somebody told me what this girl has been doing to my son I was depressed. The girl has been humiliating my son.
It was after the marriage that my son discovered the type of lady he’s married to. What I want to tell the whole world is if anybody thinks my son is lying about the behaviour of this lady let them ask their neighbours. Let them go and investigate the matter. They will tell you the truth. My son is a quiet person by nature. He’s peaceful. He is not confrontational. He’s respectful. He wishes everybody well. But when this girl came in and started to misbehave my son had to run after all she’s not even my son’s choice right from the outset. I was the one that persuaded him to see her as his grandmother because she’s fat.
Why did you go ahead to allow your son marry when he has already told you his choice of woman?
Kenny Martins did and I supported him not knowing that he’s also their candidate. My son is very close to his father and his father is always fond of him. So if my son is a drug addict would he not have known?
It is now when you came they now tagged him drug addict. He has brought to his father’s notice the behaviour of this woman.
Where is your son now?
My son is running all over the place, still afraid of his father, after he withdrew his jeep, blocked his salary, froze his account. He told Segun Adebutu to cut off all his businesses and that he would punish him if he didn’t go back to his wife. OBJ told my son that he will deal with him and make him suffer.
Why is your son not raising the alarm himself? Why is it you? Don’t you think coming out himself to shed more light on this won’t be a bad idea?
I have told you his nature And I trained my son well. Personally, I’m an Evangelist by nature but I’m not stupid. I trained my son well.
My son is peaceful. I have told him don’t ever confront your father. It’s against the injunction of God and I don’t want him to incure the wrath of God upon himself.
I can confront him as his wife, but I would never let my children confront their father. They said I’m the one controlling my son. I have all the power over him. I have collected money and all that. The only person that is benefitting from Chief Adebutu is Obasanjo himself. He and Daddy Adebutu are close. That is why he wants my son to remain in submission to them just because of the benefits he gets from Daddy Adebutu and Segun. He sees my son as a tool to be used. Daddy Adebutu is a generous giver and Segun Adebutu too.
Former President Obasanjo is known to be a rich man because of his several investments. Why would he need Adebutu’s help?
Obasanjo is not as rich as you think. It is because he’s a big man otherwise the pressure would have affected him.
What Daddy OBJ is doing to Olujonwo is not good. All of them are issuing threats, against my son, that is why he ran for his dear life, up till today my son is still in hiding. He’s not a cocaine addict, he’s only hiding from his father and Tope.
Everybody knows who my son is.
Has your son called you in recent time?
My son is fine, hale and hearty but they wants to sacrifice him and I don’t want that to happen that is why I’m crying out loud now. The girl is not interested in the marriage all they want is a lamb for their sacrifice.