The family of Mr. Obinna Nwafor, the Nollywood actor popularly known as Saint Obi who passed on recently, has defended his widow, Lynda, stating that she was a good wife to its son while he was alive.
In a statement signed by the deceased’s elder sisters, Edith Chinyere Obichuku and Freda Nwachukwu, the family said the article written by Zik Zulu Okafor on Saint Obi’s demise portrayed Lynda in an unfair and most defamatory manner.
Okafor had in the article which has gone viral on social media blamed Saint Obi’s passage on his soured nuptial ties with Lynda.
He reported that Saint Obi had to relocate to Jos, Plateau State from Lagos sad and sickly after his marriage broke down irretrievably.
According to Okafor, the most saddening to Saint Obi was not being allowed custody of his three beautiful children who loved, cherished and desired to be with him.
Okafor further reported that Lynda’s relations besides tagging Saint Obi a gold digger for marrying their wealthy sister also attacked and inflicted on him a knife cut after scaling the fence of their Lagos residence.
He further reported that Lynda even had to sue for divorce in Ogun State while she and Saint Obi resided in Lagos to make appearances in court for the thespian difficult.
The Saint Obi family said it viewed the article by Okafor as sad and most unfortunate, stressing that it was not written with its consent or authority.
As a result, the family dissociated itself from the article and urged the public not to exacerbate its grief by cooking up salacious details about the family.
Late Saint Obi hailed from Umuezealaeze, Alaenyi Ogwa Community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
He died at the age of 57 years.