Edwin Ezeonu, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu has accused her of marrying off their daughter without his consent.
In an interview with The Sun’s ‘Inside Nollywood’, Edwin accused his ex-wife of trampling on his right and honour as a man.
He described his daughterâ€™s traditional wedding in Delta State as an abomination as he was kept in the dark throughout the whole process.
The aggrieved ex-husband of the Nollywood actress said;
â€œIâ€™m a real son of the soil in Igboland and I am knowledgeable enough about Igbo traditional marriage. In Anambra State where I come from, a woman does not and has no right whatsoever to give out a fellow womanâ€™s hand in marriage. It is abomination and taboo. As such, Ngozi Denis Ikpelue has no legitimate right and authority to give out my daughter, Ogechukwuâ€™s hand in marriage. As long as I am concerned and also the entire family of Ezeonu and his kindred are concerned, Ogechukwu is not married. What happened in Asaba, Delta State on February 15, 2020 was a movie shoot!â€
Recalling how his marriage to Ngozi Ezeonu crashed in 2013, Edwin said;
â€œI came back home one day from work and met an empty house, without any prior notice. As I got home that fateful day, my landlady told me that Ngozi had packed out of the house, taking the children along with her. Few weeks before that, I had insinuated that she was putting up a new apartment. I summoned her and warned her against dividing the family. But she never listened.
â€œI gave Ngozi all the supports and encouragements she needed to boost her career as a seasoned actress, yet she never valued all my efforts. She also never contributed a dime to the upkeep of the house and wellbeing of the children. Even after they left, I still catered for my kids: school fees, foodstuff and all. Iâ€™m devastated that my only daughter would do this to me. Ngozi should also desist from using my surname. We are divorced.â€