Pastor Laurie Idahosa has apologised for saying that the mother of a veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, was a victim of rape and a child bride.
Mrs Idahosa had stated this while reacting to recent interview granted by Pete Edochie, where he disclosed some interesting details about his parents marriage.
In the interview, Pete Edochie revealed that his dad who was 40 years old, married his mum when she was 15 years, and that she was shy all through their marriage.
“My mother was not educated. She was not in love with my father. My father was almost 40 when his uncle told him it was time he got married. He told them to get a wife for him.
My uncle went out to a neighboring village and told them the teacher wanted to get married. The women came out. He looked around and picked one and that was it.
He brought this 15-year-old who didn’t have the courage to look at my father. She gave him ten children and was still shy. Seven boys and three girls,” the actor said.
Reacting to the interview, Mrs Idahosa said that Edochie’s mother was a victim of rape and child bride, adding that the actor’s mother was afraid of her life.
“How can he laugh about her being “shy?”
Oga, she was not shy. She was a victim of rape and was a child bride. She wasn’t respectful of his age, she was afraid for her life. Know the difference and adjust this story… start telling the truth!” She said.
Following the backslash he received on her Instagram comment section, the pastor has now apologised for her comment stating that it was misinterpreted.
“Good evening, I’m Pastor Laurie Idahosa and I will like to render a sincere apology to Chief Pete Edochie and his family for the comment that I made on the Linda Ikeji’s post on Instagram. It was never intended to cause you any embarrassment or harm.
“In fact, when I realised that it will be interpreted differently from what I intended to communicate, I quickly deleted the post. Unfortunately it was screen-grabbed and it became a trending topic.
“I want to wish you well sir and wish your family well. My sincere apologies for any embarrassment I may have caused by my comment. God bless you,” she said.
Watch a video of her apology below:
KanyiDaily recalls that Pete Edochie had also kicked against Nigerian women leaving their cheating husbands on the ground of infidelity like “white women”.