– The Wife Snatching Scandal That Caused The Rift
The aphorism that, one does not speak of the dead, does not seem to hold any meaning for Segun Alawaye, the popular socialite, who ruled the party scene in the late 80’s through the 90’s. To Alawaye, who is a very close friend of billionaire, Femi Otedola, the death of an enemy signaled a call for celebration. This was how he greeted the news of the death of Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Arisekola Alao, the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, who died in London on Wednesday, June 18. The ELITES gathered that upon hearing the news of Aare Arisekola-Alao’s passage, Alawaye who was hanging out with some friends at their regular rendezvous, requested for a bottle of Champagne, claiming it was for his enemy. Although, a couple of his friends joined him in popping the bottle, two of his other friends were reported to have declined to be tagged along in the ‘abnormal celebration’
Sources disclosed that Alawaye had always nursed an age-long animosity towards the late Muslim cleric. His hatred is borne of the pain of losing his wife, Faramade to Alao-Arisekola many years ago. According to sources, Alawaye and Faramade were married for many years and they were described as a very happy couple. However, their marriage went through a most trying period when Alawaye’s financial status suffered a decline. Faramade, who had become accustomed to leading a luxurious lifestyle found it difficult to adapt to a life of austere. Invariably, she decided to dump Alawaye and pitch her tent with a flamboyantly wealthy Alao-Arisekola. This turn of event dealt a deadly blow on Alawaye and he swore never to forgive the two people who inflicted such pain on him.
Since the news of Alawaye’s champagne-popping scenario broke out, his friends have been chiding him for displaying such an abnormal behavior. Some of his friends were said to have suggested he sees a shrink and shred himself of his hatred of those who hurt him.