A judge in Osun State, Justice A. O. Oguntade, at the state High Court, on Thursday granted her order barring the media from the divorce proceedings involving Deji Adeleke, and his estranged wife, Teju.
The millionaire businessman, who is the Chancellor of the Adeleke University, is the father of popular music act, Davido. Adeleke was present in court on Thursday but the estranged wife was not in court when journalists was asked to leave the court room.
Justice Oguntade had on Monday, November 16, prevented journalists from covering the processings and he did same again on Thursday before the proceedings commenced.
On entering the court, Justice Oguntade declared, “Journalists present in this court should go out. I repeat, journalists present in this court should go out now.”
The judge asked his orderly to escort the journalists out and he relayed the order to the senior police officer, Adeoye Yekinin, who led a team of armed policemen deployed in the court for the divorce case.
Some of those present in court expressed shock over the heavy presence of armed policemen.
Counsel for the estranged wife, Mr. Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), had during the proceedings on Monday accused the judge of bias.