Joint custody row: Sophia Momodu files counter 102 counter affidavit against Davido

Sophia Momodu on Friday, July 5, filed her defence in a lawsuit instituted against her by Nigerian musician, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, over custody of their daughter, Imade Adeleke.

Momodu, in her response to the singer’s case, filed 102 paragraphs of counter affidavit via her legal team, Anthony Idigbe SAN, of Punuka Attorneys and Bimpe Ajegbomogun.

Davido, through his legal action, had earlier sought a court order granting him joint custody of his daughter, Imade, and unrestricted access to her.

The legal action which was filed on April 17, 2024, with the suit number LD/1587PMC/2024, has Davido as the applicant and Sophia Momodu as the respondent.

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While he acknowledged that his relationship with Sophia Momodu, Imade’s mother, ended several years ago, Davido emphasised that he had consistently fulfilled his financial responsibilities towards their child’s well-being, demonstrating his commitment to Imade’s care and support.

He further stated that he is seeking joint custody and unfettered access to ensure he continuously plays an active role in his daughter’s life.

Davido alleged that Momodu demanded he pay the nanny she hired a monthly salary of $800, equivalent to $19,600 annually, which he deemed excessive.

He also said that despite all efforts to provide for their daughter’s well-being, Momodu has consistently treated him with cruelty and caused him significant emotional pain.

The hearing was however slated for today, July 4.



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