Nedu Wazobia has revealed how his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri, handed him their two daughters willingly.
Nigerian on-air personality, Chinedu Ani Williams, popularly known as Nedu Wazobia, has denied reports that police seized his two kids from his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri amid their paternity controversy.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, Nedu Wazobia said his ex-wife willingly handed their two daughters to him at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, on Tuesday.
The comedian said the decision to bring his two children back to him in Lagos was a unanimous one and was in no way forceful.
He also shared the statement written by his ex-wife at the SCID, wherein she stated, among other things, that she was handing the children over because she had challenges with rent.
In the statement shared by Nedu, Uzoamaka said she would be given full access to the children while they remain in her ex-husband’s custody.
“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.”
In addition to explaining how he took over the two daughters, Nedu also posted receipts of the air ticket he booked for his ex-wife to fly the children down to Lagos from Owerri where they were staying with their maternal grandmother.
The comedian explained that his ex-wife was invited by the police because of a case of cyber-bullying and other grievances. He wrote:
“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.”
Uzoamaka and Nedu have been engaged in a messy feud in the last one month after she called him out, accusing him of domestic violence and refusing to take care of the family.
Nedu Wazobia had also responded by posting a DNA test result of their first child and only son, which showed that he was not the child’s biological father.