Alhaji Muttairu Babatunde Orilowo is the husband of popular Nollywood Yoruba Actress, Laide Bakare. Alhaji Orilowo, 47, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretext and stealing. He is currently on the run.
Here’s what was written on the dailies:
“The public is hereby notified that Alhaji Muttairu Babatunde Babaegbe Orilowo, whose photograph appears above, is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Obtaining Money under False Pretences and Stealing.
Dark complexioned Orilowo is 47 years old, 5.7 Feet tall and has brown eyes. He speaks English and Yoruba fluently. His last known address is No. 1 Otunba Adeniyi Street, Papa-Epe, Lagos.”
Close associates have hinted that Alhaji Orilowo may have sneaked out of the country to Canada to escape arrest. According to them, the declaration by the EFCC was due to one business that went awry. They are also confident that he will return soon and clear all his name. Alhaji Orilowo is a business-man with prime interest in property, dredging, and oil and gas with huge investment scattered over Ajah, Ibeju- Lekki, Epe axis.
Laide got married last year to Alhaji Orilowo under very controversial circumstances. Laide was previously married to US-based business-man, Olumide Okunfulure, who she claimed was the father of her first born, a girl.
But in a shocking twist of fate, she started dating Alhaji Orilowo while still married to Olumide and few months later, she got pregnant for him and dumped her husband to move in with Alhaji Orilowo. Olumide has been crying wolf ever since then claiming that Laide used him to obtain US citizenry. He also claimed that he was the father of the baby she was expecting.
She and Alhaji Orilowo performed a Nikkhah ceremony after then and they were formally declared husband and wife to the disappointment of many.