The last may not have been heard of the ongoing feud between 23-year-old pop star, David Adeleke popularly called Davido and 28-year-old Sophie Momodu, as the latter’s cousin and publisher of the popular magazine, Ovation, Dele Momodu, Monday night fired back at Davido, explaining why they prevented the former from travelling to Dubai with Baby Imade for further medical attention.
The veteran journalist also took time to response to the allegation by Davido that his niece, Sophia infected their 7-month old daughter with Cannabis, describing the allegation as ‘cruel.”
He said, the initial reaction was to maintain the ceasefire but this latest attack against a defenceless lady who merely asked that she be allowed to enjoy the fruit of motherhood was the limit of recklessness and rascality.
Dele Momodu took to his Instagram handle, Monday night to put the record straight.
According to him, “The newspapers were awash this morning and social media has been on fire since(Monday) yesterday. My cousin Sophie Momodu was comprehensively scandalized.
Even a laboratory result alleging she’s a cannabis smoker was splashed everywhere. She was said to have infected her own baby with cannabis. The vicious authors expected some gullible people to believe them. Nothing could have been cruellest.
Our initial reaction was to maintain the ceasefire but this latest attack against a defenceless lady who merely asked that she be allowed to enjoy the fruit of motherhood was the limit of recklessness and rascality.”
Writing further, he said, “All sensible human beings should abhor and condemn this unwarranted fabrication of endless lies just to justify the act of forcefully detaching as baby from her biological mother. Check this picture well.
That’s baby Imade with her aunt Ashley Adeleke who took her to Dubai a few months ago against her mother’s consent. The world has been told that the baby was sick that she needed urgent medical attention in Dubai. Imade’s mother was deprived of attending personally to her own baby.
Now wait for this: Just imagine you are the hapless mum of Imade: Instead of receiving regular medical briefs from Ashley- the good Samaritan, you receive pictures of your own baby swimming with Ashley, Coco inside the heavenly pool of Atlantic, The Palm Dubai, one of the most luxurious Resorts in the world, while anxiety is killing you back home.
Baby Imade has been forcefully separated from her mum since July 11, 2015, when she was barely two months old. We have pleaded for months with the Adelekes to return the baby to her real mum. Sophie was allowed to visit her daughter once a week every Sunday, inside Dr. Adeleke’s guest quarters. We did not fight.
We did not engage in social media wars. They said, our family was too poor and beneath their status. We did not mind. They said, Sophie was a gold-digger, we did not respond. We only kicked when baby Imade was to be taken out again, without the mum’s necessary consent.
No one asked than to take Sophie along. We only tried to stop the impunity and dehumanization of a poor mother. We acted within the ambit of the law. No more.”
Last Sunday, Davido rebuffed claims by his estranged lover, Sophia Momodu on the circumstances surrounding the removal of their daughter, Imade, from Sophia’s custody.
In a long narrative, Adeleke alleged that Sophia had been in weekly contact with Imade up till last week and claimed that hospital authorities had sought to transfer the baby to officials of the Lagos State Children Welfare Authority on account of alleged drug use by Sophia.
Adeleke in his narrative said the hospital authorities recanted only after Sophia agreed to surrender the baby for care with him, saying his estranged lover had kept to the agreement until she recanted last week as she insisted on going along with the Adeleke family for the treatment and family vacation in Dubai.
Adeleke in the narrative poured invectives on the respected veteran journalist, Dele Momodu, who he accused of not taking care of his niece, Sophia, alleging that Mr. Momodu and his wife entered the scene as busybodies who he claimed did not bother about the welfare of their niece until she had a baby for him.
However, Davido reportedly has taken to his official instgram handle to apologize to Dele Momodu for his outburst.