An abduction scandal is swirling around Eniola Adenuga, son of telecommunications cum business mogul, Mike Adenuga.
Eniola’s estranged girlfriend, Damilola Ogun, whom he has a daughter with, three-year-old, Athena, has accused him of abducting the little girl.
The warring pair are in court in a custody legal battle for Athena with an interim judgement ordering Damilola, a pharmacist to take custody of the child during the weeks while at weekends it would be the turn of the billionaire’s son.
However, Eniola, is said to have taken Athena from her school in Lekki, Lagos on Friday, May 18, but since then, he has held on to her against the court’s order.
Punch reported that on the very day, the 28-year-old, accompanied by some policemen, picked up the three-year-old at her school and has refused to return to school or to her mother.
Citing a petition from Damilola’s lawyer, Femi Falana Chamber to Lagos State Police Commissioner, the paper said Eniola for his action, is being accused of kidnap.
“On Friday, May 18, 2018, our client dropped off Athena at school (Marymount School, Rachael Nwagwu Street, Lekki) around 8.30am, as usual. About 2pm same day, our client returned to the said school to pick up her daughter. To our client’s dismay, the school told her that Mr Eniola Adenuga in company with some mobile policemen came to the school and forcefully took Athena away without her school bag.
“Our client immediately called Mr Eniola Adenuga to find out why he took the child away without her consent, contrary to the order of court that our client remain in custody of Athena and access given to Mr Adenuga every week from Friday to Sunday in company with Athena’s nanny.
“Mr Adenuga did not take the calls or respond to message sent to him by our client till date, safe for his one sentence response that he had taken Athena. Till date, our client does not know the whereabouts of Athena and has confirmed from the school that Athena is not in school.
“Our client is distressed as the conduct of Mr Eniola Adenuga is likely to cause a breach of public peace,” the paper quoted the petition as saying.