The court has struck out Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s wife, Mrs. Taiwo Obasanjo’s application to postpone the wedding of her son, Olujonwo, to Miss Tope Adebutu.
Mrs. Obasanjo had sued her estranged husband, ex-President Obasanjo, and Sir Kessington Adebutu, promoter of Premier Lotto known as “Baba Ijebu” (bride’s father) seeking to postpone her son’s wedding scheduled for May 11 and 12 on the ground that she received prophesies and warnings from men of God to the effect that Olujonwo, her son who turns 34 on June 1, should not do or be involved in any elaborate celebration before his birthday.
The groom’s mother asked the court to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date after June 1, saying her appeal to them, Mrs. Rosemary Dacosta, the mother of the bride, the bride-to-be as well as Chief Kenny Martins, her twin brother, were to no avail.
But Justice Lateefa Okunnu of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja, on Monday struck out her suit on the ground that being a family court, it lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter because the child in the suit was above 18 years.
“On March 27, I directed counsel to address me on whether this court has jurisdiction to entertain a suit over a child who is an adult. This court adjudicates on matters involving children under 18 years and the subject matter is this suit in a 33-year-old adult.
“I regret that this court does not have jurisdiction to hear this matter. Moreover, this suit does not disclose any cause of action.
“This suit is hereby dismissed in its entirety,” the judge said.