Omotayo Oyebanjo, the former spouse of radio personality Kayode Oladotun, who is professionally known as Do2dtun, has appealed to the radio host not to involve their children in settling past disputes as their divorce proceedings are underway.
She also requested that he keep her family members out of this matter.
In a report by LEADERSHIP, Omotayo is identified as the younger sister of the renowned singer, Adedapo Oyebanjo, famously known as DBanj. In a statement shared on her Instagram page on a Sunday, Omotayo expressed that their two daughters are doing well and should be shielded from their public separation issues. She contradicted her ex-husband’s claims regarding the custody of their children, asserting that he does have access to their kids.
In her statement, Omotayo recounted her painful experiences in their marriage, including incidents of domestic violence and emotional abuse. She described a distressing event where Do2dtun drove her to have a forced abortion when she was five months pregnant. The couple got married in 2013 and has two children together.
Nonetheless, in November 2021, Omotayo initiated divorce proceedings before Justice A.I Akobi in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Suit Number: GWD/PET/25/2021, citing unrelenting emotional abuse, forced abortion, and severe domestic violence as reasons for the divorce, which have severely impacted her health and overall well-being. Recently, Do2dtun claimed that he was denied access to their daughters. However, Omotayo stressed that their two children are too young to be exposed to social media.
Omotayo’s message to Do2dtun read, “Dotun, our children are doing well, and it is important for you to spend quality time with them as their father. It is your right to be with them, but I kindly request that we handle the children’s issues amicably. My legal team has initiated contact, and I encourage your lawyers to reciprocate, while ensuring the confidentiality of our children’s address. We can do this now or at any suitable time.
“When you filed a motion for shared custody during holidays and festive seasons, my legal team raised no objections. I wanted, and still want, to protect our children from the turmoil of our issues. The court granted the order for shared custody on holidays and festive seasons on June 6, 2022. I draw your attention to Order 1 in your Instagram post from October 11, 2023, where you shared the court order in an attempt to gain support on social media.
“I believe that those who have supported you in this false narrative will one day come to understand the truth. Despite my suffering, I refrained from sharing my true experiences with my brother, as he had been advised not to support our marriage due to alarming reports from sources like Daddy Freeze and Dudu. Yet, you and I both dismissed these allegations as falsehoods, and you even confronted Daddy Freeze in defense of our relationship. My mother and I maintained our faith in you.
“In July 2022, I coordinated their holiday with you. You picked them up on July 17, 2022, and they returned to school in August after a month with you. You provided them with enjoyable experiences, and I even suggested to the older one to use ‘Daddy’s money’ for my snacks. On July 18th, you messaged me about helping with the remaining clothes in the house, and we had an amicable conversation.
“In mid-August, you posted a TikTok video with the girls on Instagram, and while some appreciated it, some comments were inappropriate. I simply urged caution and expressed my concern that our 5- and 7-year-old daughters were too young to be exposed to social media, as you know I prefer. Your reaction was intense; you lashed out at me and my family and reminded me that you had the final say in such matters. You subsequently blocked me on WhatsApp and all social media platforms, and that remains the case.
“We emphasized our duty to share custody, even if the children were in a boarding school, and provided evidence of their travels during the first holiday to the court. We also pointed out our appeal for shared custody during Christmas and New Year. Your failure in court subsequently led to public denunciations of me, my family, and the court.
“Despite the challenges we faced, my departure from the house followed the painful episode of a forced abortion at five months of pregnancy. You personally drove me to the doctor despite my pleas, later suggesting that we had reached a mutual agreement despite the unfortunate timing. I didn’t discuss it with my brother.
“I am not inclined to embrace the social media persona you expected me to adopt after years of marriage. You suddenly wanted something different, and I tried to be, but it didn’t work.
“Let’s not use the children to reopen old wounds. Regardless, and for our children’s sake, I want to implore you to exercise restraint in this matter and leave my innocent family out of it, for the sake of our kids. There’s a legal process in place; let’s follow it to resolve this issue, so you can have access to your children if that’s truly the issue. May God bring healing to you.”