Comedian and actor Nedu Wazobia have debunked the accusation impended on him by his ex wife over allegedly forcefully taking his children away from his ex-wife with the police force.
His ex-wife publicly accused him of disrespectfully extracting his children from her with the police force. This caught the attention of the actor as he publicly announced that the young woman willingly returned his children to him over the heavy duties of rent.
He further released a statement written by his ex-wife before the incident.
The statement read boldly:
“I, Uzoamaka, on this 28th-day of September, 2021, handed over my daughters, Kaylah six years old, and Praise, four years old, to their father, Mr. Chinedu Emmanuel Ani.
“I brought them back from Owerri where they were staying with my mother, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ohiri, because our rent in Lagos had expired so my kids arrived in Lagos on the 27th of September, 2021.
“Mr. Chinedu has agreed that as the children are with him, I Uzoamaka will have uninterrupted access to the kids and if their school is changed, I will be informed until the court grants any one of us custody of our daughters.
The comedian further cleared the air and debunked the accusation in a full statement that convinced many.
In his words, he said:
“I am sad that once again, I need to clear the air on what I consider a private matter. But for the sake of all the parties involved, it is pertinent that I do so.”
“Please let the following be clear to all journalists, blogs, news platforms, etc;”
“1. Contrary to the rumours being peddled around, I do take care of my children and will continue to as it is my duty.”
“2. Neither I nor the police forcefully took my kids away from my ex-wife. It was a unanimous agreement. Please feel free to read her handwritten statement and also see the bag with which she brought their clothes.”
“3. The children in question were taken to Owerri to live for over a month without my consent or permission. My ex-wife took that decision without consulting me… I paid for the flight for her to go and bring them back to Lagos after it was agreed by all parties that it was better they were returned to Lagos especially as they school in Lagos.”
“4. I am a person who believes in doing things the right way and so far on this matter, I have stayed within the provisions of the law. A case was filed against my ex-wife for cyber-bullying and other grievances. She was invited to respond and the matter is ongoing alongside custody resolution.”
“I am tired of the sensational manner in which this news is being dispersed. I do not grant interviews or speak on the matter to the press. I would advise my ex-wife and her cousins/sister to follow suit”
“We are not dealing with inanimate objects here but living and breathing beings who will one day deal with the consequences of this fall-out.”
“I truly want to continue to focus on my career, my family and my life as I am not the first or the last man to have a failed marriage.”
Despite this revelation, his ex-wife didn’t hold back and labelled his take as a false statement_ says Nedu family has forced her to enrol in so many acts she never intended to do.
She alleged that Nedu and the police has been partial following how she would be denied access to her phone in the court in the favour of Nedu.
In her words, she said:
“That is so untrue. Those people have dealt with me so much. They have threatened me and forced me to do things that I didn’t want to do.”
“My children were not meant to be back in Lagos. Those people have threatened me so much.
“Yes, we’ve been having rent issues. Yes, we’ve been asking him to support and help us, which he has refused to do. So, these people have done a whole lot.
“There is nothing like willingly giving him my children. There was nothing like that.
“Nedu is just hell-bent on getting rid of me. I have a lawyer, but every time he came with me to the Police, they would send him out; but Nedu would be allowed to enter with at least five people, including one NGO woman, Landa, his prophet and his co-workers. They all troop in while they don’t allow me to see my lawyer.”