Trouble In OJB’s Family: Wife, Father Fight Over Property
Indications are rife that the family of late singer and iconic music producer, OJB Jezreel, is at way over the deceased’s property in Surulere, Lagos. Insiders insist that OJB’s aged father, Chief Anthony Okungbowa, has asked his son’s widow and eldest wife, Mabel, to vacate the house.
And as you read this, the grouse has forced the lady to place a caveat that reads: “This House is Not for Sale” on the premises holding a four-bedroom flat bungalow and a duplex. We learnt that Okungbowa requested that his daughter-in-law and son’s widow, Mabel, release OJB’s children to remain on the premises while their mother vacates. It remains unclear why their misunderstanding degenerated to the point where a father-inlaw and his daughter-in-law would be at dagger drawn.
OJB’s two other wives had since vacated the house leaving Mabel, the one who donated kidney to OJB. She has two kids with OJB namely Ayokunle, who recently graduated from the University of Lagos and Tolani who’s a student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.
Okungbowa’s argument is that the land upon which OJB’s mother, Isabella Abiodun Okungbowa (nee Pinheiro) built the house belongs to him. OJB later inherited the property after his mother’s death. He renovated it and housed his three wives and children in the property until June 14, 2016 when he lost the battle to renal failure.
Very close family source insists that Mabel has the support of a number of OJB’s friends and colleagues and that she also enjoys the total backing of her pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Chapel, in Surulere, who is a lawyer.