I never denied Davido access to Imade, only access to my body – Sophia Momodu clarifies


Amidst custody diispute allegations that popular musical talent, Davido Adeleke is seeking custody of his daughter, Imade due to access denial by her mother, Sophia Momodu’s lawyer, (Punuka attorneys & solicitors and BIMPE AJEGBOMOGUN & CO) has insisted that she has never denied Davido access to their daughter saying that; “Sophia has never denied David access to Imade, only access to physical intimacy with her, which he has taken issue with.”

Reacting to media reports, titled, “David Adeleke Seeking Custody of the Daughter,” Sophia Momodu through her legal representatives in an official statement made available to the media maintained that it was rather Davido who has not made attempt to play his fatherly role to Imade; “David is in a publicly known relationship, and Sophia wishes him well.

“She has always sought civility and peace and wants to move forward in her life free from harassment and verbal abuse.

Sophia Momodu refrains from further comment as the matter has escalated into a legal dispute. Despite facing threats and claims of immunity from Nigerian law, she maintains faith in the justice system and fully cooperates with the legal process.

“She hopes that the injustices and hardships faced by herself and Imade will be exposed and justice served, with all necessary documentation provided.

Through this challenging situation, Sophia remains hopeful for a positive outcome where David actively participates in every relevant facet of their daughter’s life as she has always desired it to be.”

The statement clarifed further, “David has not seen Imade since July 2022 by his own choice. Sophia has never denied him the opportunity to see his daughter. He has not reached out on special occasions such as her birthday or Christmas for the past two years, which has left Imade distressed and questioning why her father has cut contact with her. Despite this, David posts images of Imade on social media to falsely portray himself as a supportive and active father.”

She accused the singer of financial neglect.

“Since July 2022, David has not fulfilled his financial responsibilities towards Imade, leaving her school fees unpaid. Imade’s school contacted him multiple times regarding the fees for the 2021/2022 school term and January 2023, with no response. Legal counsel was sought in February 2023, resulting in David’s father, Mr. Adedeji Adeleke, eventually paying the outstanding fees.

“Regardless of this neglect Sophia strongly maintains that the most important support David can provide to Imade is his presence and emotional support.”

The statement noted that Sophia has been bearing sole financial responsibility for Imande and that efforts initiated by her for a peaceful co-parenting has proved abortive. .

“Since July 2022, Sophia has solely and willingly shouldered expenses including rent, living and travel costs, healthcare, and all other expenses related to Imade.

“Two years ago, Sophia initiated efforts through her legal team to establish a formal co-parenting arrangement with David, but to no avail as he and his lawyers have consistently refused to cooperate toward a mutually agreeable resolution. Instead, they have attempted to discredit and isolate Sophia and Imade using David’s social influence and network.”

It recalled that David Adeleke and Sophia Momodu were in a relationship from 2014-2017 and 2020-2022 and that during this time, David provided financial support for their daughter, Imade, covering school fees, rent, and other living expenses, including the cars mentioned in the article.

“Sophia ended the relationship with David in July 2022. Since then, David repeatedly threatened to make Sophia’s life difficult if she does not make herself available to him sexually.”

She “urges journalists to verify stories before reporting skewed and unbalanced information to the public.”


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