As the dust raised by the child ‘abduction’ saga involving hip- hop star, David Adeleke, aka Davido and his erstwhile lover and mother of his child, Sophia Momodu is about to settle, Ola Balogun, a film maker has continued to probe Dele Momodu’s involvement in the matter.
Feeling slighted, Balogun, in a fresh letter to The Nation, wants Momodu to come out clear on his suggestive statement, saying; “I am not at all amused by Dele Momodu’s insinuation that I am somehow engaged in some kind of vendetta against him.I hereby challenge Mr. Dele Momodu to please publish for public consumption whatever he claims are “demands” that I supposedly addressed to him.”
Insisting that the Momodus have no right to demand being carried-along in the travel plans and purported treatment of the child, Imade, Balogon said: “I note that he has so far failed to produce any evidence that he or his wife has ever made any contribution in cash or kind to young Imade’s upkeep.
“The issue is what gives Mr. and Mrs Dele Momodu the right to intervene in the life of a child whose upbringing and welfare they have never been known to make any contribution to?
“Dele Momodu should please address this central issue and stop throwing around meaningless phrases like “family reconciliation”.
“Who is reconciling who and for what purpose?”
Meanwhile, it is not clear yet, whether or not the litigations will be dropped following the recent family intervention, as Momodu said he couldn’t spell out details yet because, according to him: “We need to clear out some cobwebs.”
Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine and Sophia’s uncle had told The Nation on Thursday that the two families, after a ‘marathon meeting’ have decided to ‘move forward ‘.
This development followed the appearance of Davido, on Wednesday, at the office of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), to clear his name of the child ‘abduction’ accusation brought against him by Sophia.
Davido was said to have denied the allegation of abduction, saying he was only taking the baby to the American Hospital, Dubai, for treatment, following alleged cannabis infection from her mother.
This was just as Sophia is demanding for the original copy of the purported medical report indicating that she tested positive to cannabis, as uploaded online by Davido recently.
Sophia who has denied that she takes cannabis has written the Clina-Lancet Laboratories, demanding the original copy of the result purportedly issued by them.
In a letter written by her lawyer, Gbolaga Ajayi, of S. O. Ajayi & Co, and dated January 5, Sophia said she saw the result of the purported medical test for the first time on the internet.
“Our client gained knowledge of this pathology report that your company issued concerning her for the first time on the social media on Sunday, January 3, 2016. We have our client’s instruction to request you to promptly furnish her with the original copy of the pathology report, as the said report was never given to her.
“In view of the sensitive issues that have emanated from the said report, which are still trending on social and print media, we have our client’s instruction that you should also provide a detailed report on the process/procedure that your company adopted in carrying out the medical check on our client, which yielded the report that was issued about our client by your company,” the letter read in part.
However, Balogun who, in a letter earlier written to The Nation, took sides with Davido after reading the artiste’s account of the incident . Momodu claimed that the filmmaker’s position on the matter was partial and made out of personal vendetta.
Momodu described Balogun’s input as a malicious attack on him and Sophia without caring to find out what led to the present debacle. “I had the highest regards for Dr. Balogun and had always responded to his calls and text messages to my London line most times. I wish to apologise to him publicly if I have not been able to attend to his certain demands but it is regrettable that he would retaliate through this vengeful manner,” he said.
According Momodu, “It is disheartening that while many well-meaning Nigerians have stepped in to intervene in the face-off between music superstar Mr. David Adeleke, aka Davido, and the mother of his baby Ms Sophia Momodu, my cousin, a senior citizen and film-maker, Dr Ola Balogun, has chosen to cast aspersions on me for reasons best known to both of us.”