“Please, let me see my son!” those were the words of singer Wandecoal’s babymama, Temitope Ogunnusi.
According to NewsmakersNG, Tope dropped out of secondary school at the age of 16 after being impregnated by 23-year-old Wande, back in 2008. The love child, Joseph, is now 10 years old and Tope has not seen him for 8 years.
Tope told NewsmakersNG that when she told Wande that he was going to be a father, the singer rejected the pregnancy. “Do you want to kill my career?” he allegedly asked Temitope. .
He denied paternity of the baby and left the neighbourhood so Temitope would not see him again. After delivery, Wande’s mom, Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe, arranged to see the baby.
A DNA test was conducted in 2010 and it showed the singer as the father of Joseph. The baby was however abducted by the mom after cajoling Tope to allow him to come and spend some time with her.
She thereafter blocked every means of communication between her son and Tope. Temitope said she told her: “My son cannot marry a low class woman.” The gateman was also instructed never to open the gate for her. .
She called many times, but Mrs Ojosipe would not pick her call. Whenever she used a strange number, the woman would get angry and rain curses on her, telling her “never to call this line again”. .
Tope revealed that she had spent the last 8 years waking up with tears on her pillow and pain in her heart. “Please just let me see my son,’ she begged while being interviewed. “He’s the only one I’ve got.” .
When asked to speak on Temitope’s case, a human rights lawyer, Kayode Oyemakinde, said: “Temitope, should not only be allowed to see her son from time to time; she should also be compensated in cash. .
She dropped out of secondary school in her final year to give birth to Wande’s son. She should be compensated for the trauma she suffered in the hands of Wande Coal and his mother.” .
For over a month, NewsmakersNG tried to reach Wande Coal through several channels, but he was incommunicado.