Damilola Ogun, baby mama of Eniola Adenuga, son of the founder of Globacom Nigeria Limited, Mike Adenuga, has accused Justice Oyekan Abdullahi of the Lagos State High Court of bias in the estranged lovers’ custody battle for their only child, AthenataI
In a petition released by a non-governmental organisation, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, Justice Abdullahi was asked to withdraw from the case on alleged grounds of taking sides with Eniola.
It reads in part: “We humbly request that this matter be transferred from Justice Oyekan Abdullahi due to a clear display of bias which has amounted to a meltdown of injustice.
“On August 6, 2018, His Honour, T.A. Elias of the Magistrate’s Court of Lagos State, who is also the first respondent in the suit, delivered a judgement giving custody of Athena Adenuga to the second respondent, Miss Damilola Ogun.
“In view of the said order, we filed an appeal which has been filed and subsequently filed a stay of execution and stay of proceedings at both the lower court and the Court of Appeal.
“Despite the pending applications, Justice Oyekan Abdullahi made an order on April 3, 2019, for the search and rescue of Miss Athena Adenuga, depriving our client the benefit of the pending judgement of the magistrate’s court. We further filed an appeal against the said order.
“However, the court has ignored the said appeal and pending applications and further ordered the illegal arrest and detention of our client.”