Sequel to the ongoing controversy celebrated on social media concerning Damilare Martins, a younger brother to Mide Fumi Martins who was purportedly reported to be crying publicly for help to further his education, the Nollywood actress has begged that the teenage boy be released to her so she can take proper part in his upbringing.
According to her, the issue of her brother,Damilare, Shina Peters and her mum, late Funmi Martins “…is a family battle which began 19years ago immediately after my mum’s demise which I’m really sorry I do not wish to talk about”
Mide reminisced on the demise of her mother and said her world was really shattered, crumbled, broken, even without support from anyone when her mother passed away in 2002. As at the time, Damilare was leaving with Mide Martins’ grandma in Abeokuta, Ogun State. In Mide Martins’ words, “I was doing all that I could to take care of him until few years ago when she also passed on (grandmother) and Damilare was taken away”.
“Damilare is my blood brother”, she asserted. “It is not possible for me to neglect him but there’s much more to this story than you all know which I’m sorry ones again”. Hitherto, Mide Martins Abiodun is making a request to have the boy in her care, even after Sir Shina Peters has come out publicly with a promise to shoulder the boy’s responsibilities as a father, in a video widely circulated on the internet.