John Fashanu, who is best known for his football and TV presenting in the UK has been making headlines for his messy and controversial divorce with his wife.
The two have been trading accusations and blames on each other.
Last Sunday being the 3rd of May, Fashanu granted an interview with Uk mirror claiming his wife tried to stab him to death, cheated on him with a woman and also stole £3,300 which is about N1million from their matrimonial home.
Fighting back, his wife, Abigail Igwe who is the mother of former most beautiful girl in nigeria, Adaeze Yobo and the mother inlaw to former footballer, Joseph Yobo granted an interview with a popular soft sell, Enconium Magazine where she made sure she exposed his dirty linen to the public.
Abigail Igwe said Fashanu is a man who couldn’t pay his rent, a useless man, a liar, a fraud and was involved in his brother’s suicide.
Here are excerpts from her interview with Encomium:
John is a chronic liar
All the things he told you are lies. No media house that wants to survive should listen to John Fashanu.
He’s a chronic liar. He’s a drowning man who is looking for another person to drown with. Is it a man that should be ranting or a woman? He’s the one that is hurt that I kicked him out. Who does not know him?
I was ashamed that I lived with such a man. I didn’t know what to say. People will say were you not told? Is it a secret that he’s like that? I’m not such a loud person. That’s why I quietly closed the chapter.
I kicked him out so many times
I’ve kicked him out so many times. He kept doing a lot of things. It was about fraud initially. He was continually defrauding people. That he had a wife that is a lawyer.
He defrauded many footballers, we saw him on TV. N2 million from them, from poor families.
He threatened them with guns. And they’d be crying.
He came to Abuja with only his bags
He came to Abuja without anything. I took him in. He didn’t buy any car for me.
I kicked him out two years ago. He moved into his house, four blocks of flats.
He completed the house while living there. He used their money to build that house, the money of those footballers he defrauded.
He was stalking me, scribbling things on my car
He was drawing things on my car. He was caught when he came at night.
He was stalking me. He would come in the morning, and draw my attention to the damage.
And tell me that I needed his protection. That I couldn’t live alone.
Such a thing has never happened in our estate.
He was caught and he apologized. Two years ago.
I forgave him.
Why l was never Mrs Fashanu
My name is actually Abigail Igwe. He reported me to some people..
He stole my passport, that I should change my name to Fashanu. That was when l wanted to renew my passport in July 2014.
He was angry.
Within me, the marriage had ended. That was why l was reluctant.
He said he psychologically killed his brother, Justin
That he was bad to the extent that he psychologically killed his brother.
That the brother was mean to him. The brother didn’t allow him to shine. That people thought he was Justin. That he needed his brother out of the way. He back bit his brother.
He then told me that during Justin’s burial he stood behind after. They thought he was mourning. But he was laughing, that he felt happier that his brother committed suicide.
That, at last, he can have his way, now shine.
That attack is the best form of defence. I told him that the world is not a football pitch.
He didn’t pay the rent of N2.5 million
He didn’t pay the rent of N2.5 million. He was chased out from Lagos, and came with his bag. He lied that all the hotels in Abuja were fully booked. And I laughed.
I had a visitor, who told me to allow him. That you should give him your visitor’s room. He started living with me and my children. That was 2009. We had started dating and doing business.
He plotted to marry me
Before I got married, he was targeting marriage. He didn’t have money, he pretended very well.
He told me to assist him. That he’s changing. He was professing so much love.
I never wanted to marry him until he started pressurizing.
I told him that the relationship was affecting my Christianity. That we should end the relationship. That was when he started going around my pastors. I gave in to his pressure.
I was the one paying the rent
I was the one paying the rent. I gave him food, money and shelter. He didn’t have any money.
From the business, we made money and we paid the rent.
He doesn’t know where I live now.
I have always worked
Is that not funny, that I never worked? How do I take care of my children? They are in school in UK and America. He never added a kobo to their fees or upkeep. He doesn’t take care of his children, not to talk of mine. You already know he’s lying.
I don’t work, but I’ve helped him find his feet. How else would I assist any person?
He cheated me out of a property
There’s a land he wanted to build an academy. He tried, and he didn’t succeed. Eventually, he included my name in the document, and we finally got the land.
We applied for 10, we were given 7 acres.
To my amazement, he changed the document to another company’s. My name was not in the new papers.
All these toiling came to naught.
This happened two years ago. I couldn’t talk. He’s very aggressive. His reply was attack.
I am not a lesbian, he never caught me with anybody
This is ridiculous. He didn’t catch me with anybody. Because he’s going to court, he’s looking for anything.
I had prepared for divorce last year. The lawyer had prepared everything.
I got log of my calls from MTN. He was the one that called me from Colombia.
I caught him with two women. One was our maid.
I caught them in my house. I travelled and came back. He didn’t know.
He swore not to give me divorce. That he would frustrate me.
He’s a serial househelp sex abuser. He slept with his maid in London. He told me that his girlfriend in Lagos accused him of sleeping with the maid.
He was the one that said so.
I caught him with my maid in bed
The first one was in my house red-handed. I was travelling, and he said he wanted to live in my house. That he would miss me.
I came back, accompanied by my friend. She was driving. I was looking for evidence. I told her that I was getting ready for divorce.
When we came in and opened the door, I caught them naked. The house girl is Igbo, and she ran. I called her came back. I spoke in Igbo. I told her that this man is shit. I cannot go back to him, that she should not worry. When the girl asked if I had forgiven her, I said yes. I said she should go back.
She said the cook had warned her to stop sleeping with John.
How can a man say his wife stole N1 million? He should be ashamed. He used to steal my money. I never asked him.
I told my friend to pick the maid’s trousers and slippers…They were all ashamed. My friend picked the items and ran.
John chased my friend – and in the process, bashed my car. My friend kept running. I needed the evidence to go to court.
He later called my pastor. That he should calm me down. My pastor said I should forget about him. That I should leave him. That the trouble was too much.
He told my pastor that I should not go to court now. That I should allow the separation first. He went to pastor to ask him to beg that I should come back. My pastor can testify.
He did HIV test to show how much he loved me
John said he was ready to do HIV test. He did HIV test to show how much he loved me.
He asked me to take him back.
When he bashed my friend’s car, I told him that I would sue him – and use this evidence.
He now started blackmailing my friend. That she was the one encouraging me to leave him.
He wrote the British High Commission that he no longer supports the visa (he recommended for her).
He wrote another letter withdrawing his earlier letter of recommendation for the visa. When my friend was coming from US, he branched in UK, and they stopped her. If my friend was bad, would he have helped her get a visa?
This was August last year. She’s a married woman. All this rubbish is because I got involved with a useless man.
It is ridiculous. He’s a frustrated man. He couldn’t get me after all the strategies and machinations.