March 10, 2014 – “Obesere’s Rape Victim Wanted To Dupe Him” – Bola Okoro Defends Fuji Star
An Ibadan-based woman, Mrs. Bola Okoro, has described as untrue the allegation by Miss Olanike Olaiya that popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Abass Akande, a.k.a Obesere, raped her during a visit to his Okota, Lagos home.
Olaiya had alleged that the popular musician advised her to sleep in his house on that fateful day when she went to seek his assistance about her business.
However, in an interview with The Nation in Ibadan on Saturday, Okoro explained that she had been responsible for the upkeep of Olaiya and her daughter, Folawe, for over five years.
She added that Olaiya had earlier revealed her plans to blackmail Obesere. According to her, “I warned her not to try such a thing and I thought she would heed my advice. Obesere is my business partner and I introduced Olanike to him, so he could help her in her business. I didn’t know she had an evil intent. She was with Obesere on Tuesday when she called me that she was coming to Ibadan to check on her child the following day. But I told her to hold on because I was coming to Lagos for a meeting. She came to meet me at the venue of the meeting. There was nothing wrong with her until we got to Ibadan. But Obesere called me that Olanike said she was bleeding, so I should take her to hospital.
“When I asked her what happened to her, she told me that she needed money and that I should join her to defraud Obesere. But I refused. She said she needed N10million. So, I was surprised to know that she later went to Lagos and reported the matter at the Okota Police Station.”
Okoro, who further alleged that some people were backing Olaiya to tarnish Obesere’s image, also said “Her real name is Morenike Kikelomo. I offered to take her in after her parents sent her out as a result of her undisciplined lifestyle. I have known Obesere for over 12 years. He is a responsible and kind-hearted individual who cannot hurt a fly. I wonder why he would stoop so low to rape or use a girl for ritual when so many girls out there want to have him.”