By Adekunle Sulaimon
Demola Odulaja, the estranged husband of the Chief Executive Officer of House of Phreedah Body Care, Farida Abdulkabir popularly known as Farida Sobowale, has explained the reasons why he dumped the Lagos socialite after about two months of their elaborate wedding.
Odulaja in an interview with a Yoruba social commentator, ArewaTopeFamous, on Tuesday via Instagram Live alleged that the break-up was not unconnected to Sobowale’s alleged promiscuity, lies, and covetousness, among others.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Sobowale almost plunged into the lagoon at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos after the marriage failed but was restrained by passers-by on Thursday.
Sobowale said she could not endure the fallout of her crashed marriage and this prompted her decision to end her life.
However, Odulaja declared that his association with Sobowale extended over a substantial span of 20 years but had become unstable owing to her “unrestrained and promiscuous way of living.”
He also recollected a time when Sobowale engaged in simultaneous intimate relationships with him and multiple other men before they eventually got married.
The London-based entrepreneur further alleged that Farida indiscriminately visited his brother who lived close to them often and even stayed there for hours without justifying her action.
While fielding questions on Sobowale’s allegation and label as a gigolo, Odulaja said, “I am extremely wealthy. I live in a 22-bedroom mansion in Gbagada.
“I am not a gigolo. I come from a wealthy home and have been flying first class long before now, people know me well in London,” he added.
Continuing, he noted, “When I got back to Nigeria from London in 2009, Farida met me in Lagos in 2010. That same year, I took her to China to start an importation business which of course yielded results and was the beginning of her travelling.”
He also maintained that he had been having affairs with Sobowale even when she was married to her ex-husband, Tunde Sobowale, whom she bore her three children for but kept mute on the rumoured N100 million wedding single-handedly financed by her.
However, when our correspondent reached out to Sobowale for a comment on the allegations made by her estranged husband, she neither replied to the text messages sent to her mobile number nor the mail sent to her address (firstname.lastname@example.org).