Why I can’t let Davido raise Imade – Sophia Momodu

Sophia Momodu, the first babymama to David Adeleke widely known as Davido has filed a counter-affidavit in the High Court of Lagos, over the custody of their daughter, Imade Adeleke.Peter Obi

Davido, who recently tied knot with Chioma had dragged Sophia Momodu to the Lagos State High Court over the custody of their daughter.Yul Edochie
The suit marked LD/1587PMC/2024 and dated April 17, 2024, has Mr David Adedeji Adeleke as applicant, while Ms Sophia Momodu was listed as the sole respondent.


The entertainer, via the suit, urged the court to give an order granting joint custody of Imade.
Davido also urged the court to give an order that will grant him unfettered and unrestricted access to Imade.

The entertainer noted that despite that his relationship with Momodu that led to the birth of Imade had ended some years ago, he has continued to provide all necessary payment for the wellbeing of the child.However, Momodu through her legal representatives, debunked the allegations, stating that it was Davido who by his “own choice” has refused to see their daughter since July 2022.
Momodu also revealed that she has “solely shouldered” responsibility for their daughter for the last two years while Davido posts Imade’s pictures on social media to “falsely portray himself as a supportive and active father.”

In the counter lawsuit , Momodu claimed that Davido, used their daughter Imade as a pawn to maintain a sexual relationship with her. She alleged that he would withdraw fatherly duties and financial support whenever she attempted to end their liaison.Momodu also accused Davido of being an “absentee father” who prioritises his career and wild lifestyle over his daughter’s well-being. She cited instances of alleged abandonment, including a two-year period where he reportedly had no contact with Imade.

The document also reveals a startling claim about Davido’s family allegedly attempting to kidnap Imade when she was just three months old, with plans to take her out of the country without Momodu’s consent.
Speaking about Davido’s lifestyle, Momodu labelled the singer a “world-acclaimed womaniser” and alleging that his home is an unsafe environment for a young girl. She also referenced the tragic death of Davido’s son in 2022 as evidence of this claim.

Momodu asserted that she’s been left to shoulder the bulk of Imade’s expenses, including school fees and accommodation costs, despite previous agreements with Davido.

Momodu also accused Davido of using the court case as a publicity stunt by publishing details in a national newspaper. She argues this has exposed Imade to danger and unwarranted public attention.

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