By Mukwuzi joseph
OAP Nedu has debunked reports that he has seize his kids of from his ex-wife Uzoamaka Ohiri with the help of policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Punch had reported that the two kids were seized after Uzoamaka was asked to bring them to the State CID, stop making disparaging comments against the media personality on social media and report at the SCID regularly.
However countering the claim with a photo of his ex-wife’s statement, Nedu stated that it was a unanimous agreement.
Expressing disappointment of having to come to social media to explain himself, he reiterated that he has always taken care of his kids contrary to claims made earlier.
Nedu also revealed that the children were taken to Owerri to live for over a month without his consent or permission. He added that he 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 the South-West State.
The media personality further confirmed that a case was filed against his ex-wife for cyber-bullying, and she was invited to respond, and the matter is ongoing alongside custody resolution. He also advised Uzoamaka and her family to stop granting interviews on the matter as they are not dealing with inanimate objects but “living and breathing beings who will one day deal with the consequences of this fall-out.”
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.