The fight between singer Davido and his babymama, Sophie Momodu is still brewing as the lady, who had a baby girl, Imade with Davido has petitioned to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Offences, alleging that the singer abducted her daughter. She petitioned to the Director General of NAPTIP by Gbolaga Ajayi of S.O. AJAYI & CO. continue to read part of her petition…
“On the 11th July, 2015, our client was tricked into visiting the house of Mr. David Adeleke’s half sister – Miss Ashley Coco Adeleke ─ with her baby, Imade Aurora Adeleke. After getting to the house on Baderinwa Alabi Street, Lekki Phase I, Lagos, our client’s baby was forcefully taken from her and she was thrown out of the premises with the threat that she would be decisively dealt with if she ever bothered to return there. There were armed policemen on the premises and our client’s survival instinct made her leave her breast-suckling baby behind, with so much pain in her heart.
“By daybreak on the next day, our client was again at Ashley Adeleke’s house to take her baby, but she was prevented by armed policemen from gaining access into the house. She was again threatened and warned never to return for the child.
“When Mrs. Modupe Mofikoya, the immigration officer who attended to the Adeleke travelling party accosted Ashley Adeleke and asked for the mother of the baby, she claimed that she was the mother. Immediately, the immigration officer on duty collected her Nigerian passport, she quickly absconded from the scene with the baby. Her father, Mr. Deji Adeleke, showed up shortly afterwards to clear his daughter’s mess.
“Our client, with the help of her family members, including Mr. Dele Momodu, determinedly resisted the attempt by Miss Ashley Adeleke and her father from taking away Imade Adeleke from Lagos. Our client believes that the pair are trying to take the child to America and thus put her out of the reach of the biological mother.
“At the moment, Miss Ashley Adeleke and our client’s daughter, Imade, are still in Lagos and their respective passports are in the custody of the airport immigration services. Our client’s fear now, is that Ashley Adeleke may use another passport and Imade’s American passport to travel through other Nigerian or West African airports,” it said.
The lawyer said Davido’s actions contravened the Lagos State Child Rights Law, urging NAPTIP to thoroughly investigate the matter and give the child’s mother justice.