How Lola Alao Fought and Won Custody Of Her Late Friend’s Children Over Their Deadbeat Dad, Victor Ibrahim
The custody battle for the two children- Keji and Lase– left behind by Late Nigerian actress, Aisha Abimbola is over. Lola Alao, her bosom friend and colleague in the movie industry, won the custody case. Currently, she has been authorized to be their custodian in Canada.
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Lola took to her Instagram page to share the good news of her victory with her followers, while thanking those who stood by her through it all. She also seized the opportunity to advise couples to embrace their kids no matter the state of affairs in any sour marriage.
See her post below:
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Late Aisha Abimbola’s estranged husband, Victor Ibrahim and his family made all attempts to secure the custody of the children, even though they were never there for them while she was alive.
Recall that Aisha Abimbola had submitted to complications from cancer on Tuesday May 15, 2018; and was laid to rest on May 17, 2018; in Canada. Months after her death, the Canadian authority invited family members via a letter directly addressed to the father of the kids who lives in Nigeria. The letter requested of him if he agrees the custody of his children be given to Lola Alao who had been acting as their guardian since their mother died. Ibrahim had refused to give the consent even though he hasn’t been in the lives of his kids.
Meanwhile, story has it that the late actress did not want her husband to have custody of her children and she had considered her friend, Lola Alao as her next-of-kin. This was not in contention because while she was dying, Lola was the only one around caring for her. It then became expedient of her to ask a favour of Lola to take care of her kids if she eventually died.
Speaking exclusively to Kemi Ashefon, another colleague in the industry queried:
“Where was the husband when she was dying? Aisha had gone to Canada to secure a future for her kids when she realised she would not overcome the cancer. She was lucky to have a friend in Lola. Though a family member of her husband who also lived in Canada said late Aisha never told anyone of her illness, they did not support her or the kids during her ordeal before death. Aisha personally handed her kids over to Lola before her demise and told her not to allow her kids be in the custody of her estranged husband or his family. She was the one, before her death, who declared that Lola Alao should be the mother of her kids. Now, that he has realised they are citizens of Canada, he wants to come over and benefit from that status. He ill-treated Aisha when she was alive and never bothered about his kids. Now, he wants to come and claim custody of what he never took care of. His family abroad are also fighting for this custody but the law has determined Lola Alao as their custodian.”