Why Davido stopped paying daughter’s fees

Why Davido stopped paying daughter’s fees

Sophia Momodu, ex-partner of Davido, has filed a counter-affidavit in response to Davido’s lawsuit seeking custody of their daughter.

Momodu alleges that Davido has neglected his financial responsibilities towards their child, including failing to pay school fees, and only shows interest in visiting their daughter when he wants to use her for media stunts.

Sophia Momodu exposes shocking reason Davido stopped paying daughter's school fees
Sophia Momodu and daughter, Imade.

Momodu claims that Davido’s requests for visitation are often conditional upon her agreeing to sexual favors, and that he has a history of abandoning their daughter when she refuses.

She also alleges that Davido threw her and their daughter out of his Atlanta home in 2017, leaving them to squat with a friend.

The respondent argues that she has been solely responsible for their daughter’s care and accommodation, and that Davido has not been a consistent presence in their daughter’s life.

Momodu also disputes Davido’s claim that he has been faithful in paying school fees, stating that he defaulted in 2021 and 2022, and that his father intervened to pay the fees in 2023.

Momodu further states that she has never denied Davido access to their daughter, but that he has chosen to be an absentee father.

She also alleges that Davido’s visits are often at odd hours, and that he uses their daughter for publicity stunts.

The court hearing was held on Friday, with Momodu’s legal team, led by Chief (Dr) Anthony Idigbe (SAN), drawing attention to the publication of a hearing notice in a national newspaper, which mentioned their daughter’s name four times.

The judge agreed that the child’s name should not be mentioned, and referred the case to the Alternative Dispute Resolution section for possible settlement.

Momodu’s legal team also referenced the Child’s Rights Law of Lagos State 2015, which prohibits the publication of a child’s name in a matter before the court.

The team argued that the publication of the suit in a national newspaper has exposed their daughter to danger, and that extra security measures will be necessary to ensure her safety.

Davido responded on Instagram, stating that all he wants is joint parenting, and expressing displeasure at Momodu’s references to the death of his son, who passed away in 2022.

He also clarified that joint custody would allow both parents access to their daughter, while sole custody would grant only one parent access.

(Source: Punch news)