A man identified as Professor Adekunle Oloki has asked a District Customary Court, Erin-Osun, Osun State to stop her former wife, Kafayat Oyetunji, from naming their daughter after her new husband, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olamilekan Oyetunji.
Oloki also accused the king’s wife, Kafayat of changing his daughter’s name, Nadirah Lawal-Oloki to Nadirah Oyetunji.
It was learnt that the king’s wife, Kafayat had given birth to Nadirah for Oloki before both of them parted ways.
The plaintiff through a motion filed by his counsel, Asafa Olaore claimed that the defendant took their daughter to live with her in her matrimonial home, at Ataoja of Osogbo’s palace, without the consent of the plaintiff.
“The defendant has changed the name of the plaintiff’s daughter from Nadirah Lawal-Oloki to Nadirah Oyetunji.
“The plaintiff has more than sufficient wherewithal necessary in taking proper care and nurturing of his daughter to any standard.
“The plaintiff, if granted custody of his child by this Honourable Court, is quite ready to continue taking full responsibility for the total needs, education and well-being of the child.
“The plaintiff’s daughter is a United States citizen and the plaintiff has commenced efforts and moves to make and enable the child fully acquire her citizenship,” Olaore stated.
Olaore urged the court to direct the defendant to allow the plaintiff to have access to his daughter.
But respondent’s counsel, S. B. Ajibade, said the plaintiff was never denied access to his daughter, saying, “he (Oloki) has run away since 2015 and abandoned his responsibility.”
The president of the customary court, K. B. Adeyinka, thereby adjourned the matter till December 14 for hearing.