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Former spouse of OAP Dotun found guilty of contempt, faces impending jail sentence.



Former spouse of OAP Dotun found guilty of contempt, faces impending jail sentence.

In a divorce case initiated by Taiwo Oyebanjo, the younger sister of pop star Dapo “D’banj” Oyebanjo and former wife of On-Air Personality (OAP) Dotun Kayode, she has been found guilty of contempt of court in Abuja.

A high court in Dukpa, Abuja, has declared Taiwo Oyebanjo in violation of the court’s order regarding the shared custody of the couple’s children.

in case No. GWD/PET/25/21, the court initially granted both Dotun and his estranged wife divided custody of their children after Dotun’s request in April 2022. Initially, both parties complied with the court’s orders.

However, it appears that Taiwo later denied her estranged husband access to their children without a valid reason since December 2022, which was contrary to the court’s order.

In response, Dotun sought legal remedies, resulting in a heated exchange on social media between the couple in recent times.

In the judgment on the contempt proceedings against Taiwo, the court found her guilty of disobeying the court’s order, stating that her refusal to allow Dotun access and custody of their children in December 2022 was a clear act of disobedience to the court’s order.

As a consequence, the court ordered her to pay a fine of N200,000 within 30 days or face the possibility of serving jail time until the fine is paid.

After the judgment, there was a minor legal dispute as Taiwo’s lawyers attempted to withdraw their representation on her behalf. The matter has been adjourned for trial, scheduled for December 11th.

Additionally, there are reports suggesting that Taiwo, who was not present in court, might have taken the children out of Nigeria since June 2023.

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