A man named Ade Olowopopo has taken legal action against his two sons, Kunle and Mayowa Olowopopo, accusing them of assaulting their sister, Bisi Olowopopo, and unlawfully taking possession of his properties located in Lakwe Lekki, Lagos State.
The Olowopopo family faced charges before Magistrate O. M. Ajayi at an Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court. The charges include breach of peace, assault, breaking and entering, stealing, and threat to life.
Prosecutor Paul Ugorji informed the court that the alleged crimes occurred in 2019 while the complainant was abroad.
During this time, the defendants reportedly forcibly entered their father’s compound, physically attacked their elder sister, and expelled her from the premises. Additionally, they were accused of unauthorized possession of a Toyota 4 Runner Jeep valued at N7 million and a block molding machine.
The courtroom learned that the sons are from Olowopopo’s second marriage, and tensions, especially regarding the boys' paternity, have fueled a family dispute.
Ugorji outlined the charges, stating, “That you, Adekunle Olowopopo, 35, and Mayowa Olowopopo, 33, sometime in 2019 at Lakowe Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit felony to wit assault, stealing, breaking and entry and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015."
He continued, “That you, Adekunle Olowopopo ‘m’ and Mayowa Olowopopo, sometime in 2019, did assault one Adebisi Olowopopo, your elder sister, by beating her with fist blows and chasing her out of the compound and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 172 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State Nigeria, 2015."
The charges further alleged, “That you, Adekunle Olowopopo and Mayowa Olowopopo, sometime in 2019, on the above date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did steal a Toyota 4 Runner Jeep valued at N7m and a block moulding machine, properties of Adeleke Olowopopo and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State Nigeria, 2015.”