One-time Lagos socialite and businessman, Fred Ajudua, was unavoidably absent at his son, Bobo Ajudua’s widely publicised wedding.
The senior Ajuda who is also a lawyer is currently facing trial on a 12-count charge bordering on fraud and conspiracy. He was alleged to have defrauded a certain Ziad Abu Zalaf of Technical International Limited in Germany of a sum of $550,000 in 1993. A serial fraudster, Fred Ajudua has been separately arraigned by the EFCC for allegedly defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, retired Lt-Gen Ishaya Bamaiyi, of $10.3 million in 2004, while he was incarcerated in Kirikiri Prisons.
There is also claim that the Ibusa, Delta-born socialite, is battling ill-health. In his heyday, he was a darling of many musicians, especially Fuji and Juju music stars, who constantly sang his praises and were handsomely rewarded in return. Many artists would gladly choose to perform free of charge, as long as his name was on the guests’ list. Such was the influence and popularity of Fred Ajudua in the 90s.
Bobo, a lawyer who represents hip-hop sensationDavido and his business interests, had earlier held his traditional wedding with his longtime girlfriend, Naomi Giwa, before an elaborate white wedding at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Victoria Island.
Source: The Nation