Obasanjo’s son says mum is shedding crocodile tears


Olujonwo, one of the children of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, whose mother, the ex-president’s estranged wife, Taiwo Obasanjo Martins, alleged that he was missing as a result of spousal abuse, has broken his silence.

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The 34-year-old in a statement he released in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday, refuted claims made by his mother that his whereabouts was unknown to his family, saying he only distanced himself from her.

The statement titled, “I am neither missing nor lost” was dated February 7, and it reads “At my age of over 34 years, it is ridiculous to extreme that my mother would ask the Police to look for me. I am well, alive and kicking and the Police need not look for me.

“For peace in my life, I have decided to keep away from my mother for now. She should not make me part of her seeking media attention.

“My siblings and others in my family who care about me without negative influence and abhorrent action know my whereabouts and we keep interacting and communicating.

“My father, who has supported me and my decisions in every aspect of my life, has been in constant communication with me and he is aware that I am hale and hearty. This is my personal and deliberate decision.”

On the controversy surrounding his marriage, Olujowon said he is old enough to marry and manage his marriage, “including to decide what to do with it, if the need ever arises.”

“I don’t want crocodile tears nor undue publicity from anybody,” he added.

Last year, she filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court, seeking to stop the wedding of her son scheduled for May but lost the suit.

She had objected to the timing of the wedding based on a prophecy and also insisted that her son’s wedding should be quiet.

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