That the much-talked about society wedding between Olujonwo Obasanjo and former Miss Tope Adebutu, which took place on May 11 and 13, 2017, has hit the rocks, is no longer News.
Not only has Jonwo fled the home he stayed with his buxom wife, Tope, he is incommunicado and all efforts to reach me by his wife and in-laws have proved abortive.
Quiet, easy-going and unassuming Jonwo, who is not known for violence was said to have fled from his wife, who is one of the daughters of Chief Kessington Adebutu, as a result of domestic violence he has been suffering in her hands.
A close friend of Jonwo, who craved anonymity told Newsmen thus:
“He left home around October 2017, which was about five months after his wedding to Adebutu’s daughter. The girl is violent, slaps him and assaults him at will. She would tell Jonwo that she thought he is from a rich family but that she discovered he’s poor!”
Poor? Why would a wife of an Obasanjo’s son refer to him as poor?
“After their marriage, he was giving her N100,000 as feeding allowance for the home and she complained bitterly. She was not comfortable with Jonwo’s prudence and that had always been an issue with them even before they got married. She would assault him but he has never laid a hand on her because of his nature. Aside that, she would threaten to destroy his name in the media if he retaliates,” Jonwo’s friend said.
So, where is Jonwo now?
“The last time I spoke with him, he was not in Nigeria. He had to abandon the home because his father and in-law insisted he stayed with his wife despite the fact that he has reported her violent acts to them. They don’t want the marriage to crash in order to save their faces,” sources said again.
The wedding between Olajonwo Obasanjo and former Miss Tope Adebutu was indeed grand and had many crème of society present including first class monarchs.