Following accusations by Ms Temitope Ogunnusi, baby mama of Nigerian pop star Wande Coal has abducted their son Joseph, the singer has finally responded to the news which broke out 2 days ago.
Ms Ogunnusi had accused the singer and his family, particularly his mother Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe, of preventing her from having access to their 10-year-old son whom she claimed she hadn’t seen for over 8 years and all attempts for her to resolve the matter have met strict restrictions.
But the singer in a press statement released on the ongoing custody battle has said that all except the fact that he and his baby mama have a child together are all lies. “I want to start by saying that the only truth that has been said so far, is that the child is my son. Everything else is a lie”, Wande said.
In other parts of the statement, Wande Coal also denied claims that he relocated from his house because he was avoiding the mother of his child.
“Temitope has failed to mention to the public that she did not tell me she was pregnant with my son. I didn’t even know she was pregnant. She married another man and claimed that the child was his and she never told me. We (my family) only knew about the child after her husband and other people, including her aunty, found out the child looked like me. She was returned to her family with the child. The Child was taken to D’banj’s mother who then reached out to my mother and asked for a paternity test to be done. This is why the paternity test was done in 2010 and not 2008. The house the Mohits Crew stayed in at the time was owned by Dbanj’s mother and as Mohits grew, everyone moved to the Maryland house. I did not leave the neighbourhood. Everyone knew where we moved to.”
Wande also revealed how his family, especially his mother tried to assist Ms Temitope to get a livelihood to assist her earn a living. He said: Temitope was in a “fashion school” which she left for reasons best known to her. Not because of the baby as she was married to someone else. My mother paid for a full session in another fashion school to make sure she had something to support herself. Temitope stopped attending three months after she started. If my mother didn’t want to see her, or allow her near the child, why would she do that for her?‘
The Black Diamond boss while cautioning Ms Temitope to stop telling lies to hurt his character as no one had ever prevented her from seeing the child said the only reason he was not going to press charges against her was because she is the mother of his son and that this was the kind of madness he has worked hard to prevent his son from experiencing. He said he is focused on his career for his family and if the mother of the child cared about him as much as she claimed, she should reach out to his family.
This is a developing story…