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Iyabo Obasanjo’s Ex-Hubby Marries Again  print

Published on December 2, 2011 by   ·   40 Comments

•The couple in a passionate kiss.

•Exchange of marriage vows between the couple.

Former husband of Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, Oluwafolajimi Akeem Bello, yesterday married his longtime girlfriend, Olajumoke Katherine Thompson.

Bello tied the nuptial knot with the woman he described as “the only woman I ever loved,” amidst tight security at the marriage registry of the Orile Agege Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Husband and wife were joined together at exactly 11.58 a.m. by Mrs. Oluwakemi Hamed, a registrar at the Orile Agege LCDA, in the presence of family members and friends, including veteran highlife musician, Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya (OON).

•The couple in a passionate kiss.

The new union came almost eight years after Bello divorced Iyabo Obasanjo and mother of his only son. Bello got married to Iyabo in September 1999, few months after her father was sworn in as Nigeria’s president.

Four years later, the marriage crashed.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS after they were joined together, the couple expressed joy that they are now husband and wife.

•Exchange of marriage vows between the couple.

“Simply put, today is one of the best days of my life. I feel excited and give glory to Almighty God that I’m alive today to be able to take this lovely, humble and compassionate woman to be my better half,” said the new husband. “Jumoke happens to be my first and only love. And for 25 years, she has been very patient and considerate of my own shortcomings in life. I feel great to have her,” Bello added.

Prodded to explain why he waited almost eight years after he divorced Iyabo, before remarrying, Bello said: “There is a saying that what is worth enjoying is worth waiting for. Like I said, Olajumoke has been very patient and caring and there is no best time as this time to appreciate her unquestionable devotion and commitment to my life.”

The new wife, who is a businesswoman based in the United States said: “I couldn’t have wished for another man. This wedding is a dream come true. Today (yesterday) is a joyous day for me as I have looked forward to this day. I’m so blessed to be married to Folajimi. I believe God has ordained this marriage and all thanks and glory will forever go to Him.”

Iyabo Obasanjo had on 19 May, 2003, filed for divorce at the State of Carolina General Court of Justice, District Court Division, United States of America before Alonzo B. Coleman Jnr.

In the course of the hearing of the case with file number 03 CVD 384, her former husband, Bello, prayed the court to award him custody of their only child, Jimi Bello, who was born on 1 January, 2000 in Chatham County, North Carolina. The court subsequently granted him custody.

However, on 27 July, 2004, Iyabo allegedly took the boy from her former husband’s home in Pittsbhoro and fled to Nigeria with him. After a series of failed efforts to get her to return the child to his father, District Court Judge Charles T.L. Anderson ruled on 9 May, 2005 that she was in contempt of the court.

The court asked local, state and international law enforcement officers to take Iyabo into custody.

Since the court order, she has not visited the U.S. She was ordered by court authorities to pay $875 per month in child support to her former husband, Bello, effective 24 October, 2004. However, court records show that former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s first daughter has not paid any dime in this mandated child support contribution.

— Funsho Arogundade

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40 Comments for “Iyabo Obasanjo’s Ex-Hubby Marries Again”

  1. Iroanya charles

    Gold digger, u wanted to use iyabo to get part of your own national cake through her visionless father Obasanjo.

    • Id

      Indeed he is a goal digger. He is now claiming that the new wife is the only woman he ever loved. Rubbish

  2. omotayo

    i wish them happy marriage life, because alhaji bello whjo happen to be the father of hakeem is my boss and is a good man.

  3. ABDULRAHMAN OZEIGBEH

    The rod with which Iyabo was chastised by our gold digger Hakeem remains intact in the roof for this “Juliet”. I do hope Jumoke Thompson is listening.

  4. And about time too! Life is so short, go on, have fun, enjoy yourselves. Happy Married Life. And the bride is so pretty.

  5. Truthism

    Beauty is only skin deep some say, however for a man to have waited 25 yrs to marry his true love and previously had married Iyabo for money, power and or prestige, it does not say well of his character. I personally would rather marry a woman that is beautiful both inner and outer than 2 ugly people with low self esteem.

  6. victor okon

    chei!Mr Bello go don hear wein for Iyabo hand.lol

  7. Adaranijo

    Happy married life.

  8. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  9. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  10. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  11. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  12. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  13. madawaki

    this is not married,this is adultry continues in life. pls which God takes glory? God or gods?

  14. Sola

    This Bello guy seems to me like an opportunity hunter. He initially abandoned Jumoke (his only love) for Iyabo, because Iyabo’s father was president. Why did he marry Iyabo if he didnt love her? I guesss the marriage crashed because the money did not flow down to him as he anticipated or maybe the insults that accompanied the flow of the money was unbearable. Why should Iyabo pay this lazy bone $875 every month from her “hard-earned” monies? Just for Bello’s bathing of the little lucky boy, or is it for Bello’s feeding? My dear Bello, “Ise ni oogun ise” Anyway, goodluck in this new venture!!! Win some. lose some!!!

    • Michael

      If U wana know Why should Iyabo pay this lazy bone $875 every month from her “hard-earned” monies, go get visa and come to the States and lean how things work here, ok buddy?

  15. sam

    Iyabo jo Baba e gan ni.

  16. sam

    Iyabo jo Baba e gan ni.

  17. Tosin

    This guy na wah o. He gave the impression that he was still seeing Iyabo in a newspaper interview as if they could remarry. Men? If I were the new wife I would not trust him. Why did he dump her for Iyabo in the first place? He went back when he had no where to go.

  18. Tosin

    This guy na wah o. He gave the impression that he was still seeing Iyabo in a newspaper interview as if they could remarry. Men? If I were the new wife I would not trust him. Why did he dump her for Iyabo in the first place? He went back when he had no where to go. The new wife was looking for a man to marry. Any man due to old age.

  19. J.T.I.

    I personally have very little interest in Iyabo’s matter but in this case, I think she was just unfortunate to be used and dumpted by this so called gold digger. I do not think this present marriage will last as such I wont wish it anything.

  20. Chika

    This man is a complete gold digger. He dumped Jumoke for the President’s daughter, only for him to come back to the rejected stone. Jumoke, watch him closely this time bcos he might have another woman somewhere whom he has been dating ten years b4 he met you and whom he will say is the best lover he has ever met again.

  21. omoibadan

    let him not go and marry…wait for child support…

  22. Elo

    Good posts, who among u guys will not accept presidential pepper soup when offered. I did not doubt he was a gold digger, Tosin, Omoibadan… u guys will do same when giving the opportuinity.

    • Prince T

      I married for love. I will not even consider bill gates or the richest person in the world for that matter. marriage based on false love does not last.

  23. Prince Adetule

    Fellow compatriots, don’t judge yet until we know what and who did not make the marriage works. It could be Iyabo herself or Bello that disable their marriage. The circustances of their broken marriage, we do not know, but what I do know is only dead can terminates marriage. As long as both are living they can not re-marry. It better for the spouse to settle their grevances and come together or stay unmarry. This is the truth and we must work to keep our marriages. GOD be with marriages in our society broken marriages are too many for comfort. The children are the most hit.

  24. Toks

    They are both ugly ….

  25. Ayo

    Mr Bello, so you have been having affairs with this woman for 25 years! Which means you were cheating on Iyabo? It sounds to me you were the reason Iyabo left you. You seems a useless man to me!!

  26. Congratulations to you Hon. Bello. Just enjoy your new wife and be happy.

  27. chinedu

    Wishin dem best in thr mariage.apy marid lif.bt i hop mr Bello is nt currently having a concumbine out thr?.any way,God wl hep the new wif nt 2 fal a victim of broken home o.

  28. chinedu

    Wishin dem best in thr mariage.apy marid lif.bt i hop mr Bello is nt currently having a concumbine out thr?.

  29. mainasara mailafiya

    The man should get serious with life. He doesn’t appear so even in this picture. Husband and wife are not properly or correctly dressed except for color. If he thinks he’s getting at Iyabo, he missed it sorely. He went for National Cake! He should tell us how much he made, or how disappointed he got when nothing came forth. He is a buyers’ beware for this old woman too.

  30. anike akinmolayan

    These Americanas or been-tos na wah o!

  31. Omomeji

    That is one disgusting picture i have seen this week. Yuck!

  32. JACKO J

    Is aamazing. so for 25 years this woman( now wife) that was abodoned by Bello no see another man marry? has she not been making love? am of the opinion that the now so called wife has questionable characters. A good and decent woman dose not stay long without getting an husband. inshort both are not sincere to each other. TIME BOMB

  33. boyce

    Any marriage that is not build on true love is a farce, period.

  34. owoblow

    Na wao ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  35. small pikin

    when there is life there is hope.. THANK GOD AM A MAN… i can even marry under 16 girl like this man and yarima

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