Notable Nigerian industrialist and corporate lawyer, Tunde Ayeni, has rubbished the reports linking him with one Miss Adaobi Alagwu.
Describing the report as “mere sensationalism”, Ayeni has come out in strong terms to refute any emotional entanglements with Adaobi. In a statement released by his media office, Ayeni said that he has moved on beyond Adaobi even though the past linked them together.
“Ordinarily, the recent series of media reports linking my name with a lady, Adaobi Alagwu, should not deserve a response from me since the section of the media that is feasting on the issue seems to be uninterested in fact finding, but mere sensationalism. But given the possibility of even some discerning readers placing some values by the story, this short clarification and disclaimer becomes necessary,” Ayeni said.
While he admitted that he had a relationship with Adaobi in the past, Ayeni said he has effectively put the past behind him.
“I wish to state that, indeed, Ms Adaobi Alagwu, and I had a relationship, which has since ended and, as well meaning Nigerians can imagine, it was a mistake that has caused my family much pain which I regret and do not wish to continue reliving as a section of the media continues to make me do.”
On the paternity of the Adaobi’s child, the reputable businessman explained that the issue “is one that is being resolved and will be resolved in due course but whichever way it is resolved, will never mean a rekindling of the ended relationship between myself and Ms Alagwu.”
“As a reputable businessman, industrialist and corporate player, I have no time for frivolous and sensational stories and should not be distracted by such publications.
“I sincerely wish that the media will, with this statement of mine desist from any further maligning of my person, my family and all that I represent in the society,” Ayeni stated.
Ayeni’s rebuttal came on heels of reports in which he was portrayed as running after Adaobi still after allegedly losing his properties to her. Sources in the know rubbished the reports and labeled them as “figments of the writers’ imagination” which represented the opposite of what was going on.
The source said it was Adaobi who was trying all within her power to hold onto Ayeni, who has made it clear that it was over between them. Adaobi was reportedly caught unawares with Ayeni’s decision to call it quits with her, and has therefore been trying to maneuver her ways back into Ayeni’s heart, an attempt the source described as “very impossible.”
“I can tell you authoritatively that Tunde Ayeni has concluded plans to take possession of the said office building mentioned in the report,” the source revealed.
Meanwhile, latest findings have shown that Adaobi was unilaterally responsible for the arrests of journalists made some time ago, as Ayeni was not involved in the arrest. Sources revealed that Ayeni had already severed ties with Alagwu at the time the journalists were being arrested.