Love Gone Sour: John Fashanu, Abigail Igwe In Messy Divorce Saga
Few years ago, their love was seen as one made in heaven. In 2011, former footballer, John Fashanu and Abigail Igwe, who happens to be the mum of Adaeze Yobo, wife of former captain of Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, tied the knots.
Painfully, at the moment, they are going through a messy divorce, and Abigail says she can't deal with his lies anymore.
Furthermore, Abigail claims she found him bedding two women at the same time.
But on the contrary, John alleged that his wife does women, adding that she had tried killing him at some point in their marriage.
According to the former footballer, “She (Abigail) attempted to use knives on me. It was terrifying. My life was at stake, there's no two ways about that. Even if you did think I was sleeping with the maid, or even if you thought I was sleeping with Miss Nigeria, don't kill me! Just leave me and go. The violence was just too much.”
Fashanu is however denying he slept with their housemaid.
“This is me, John Fashanu, you're talking to. It's absolute nonsense. If she wants to make up that story, at least let her say it's Beyoncé or someone. Don't say it's my cleaner, that's just b******s. It's not true at all.
“The truth is she's been cheating on me with a woman she calls her spiritual partner. I caught them in the bed many times.
That was why I kicked her out of my house. I'm the one who is filing for divorce. I couldn't stand her and, to be honest, she probably couldn't stand me. With Abigail it was just money, money, money. I've never seen a woman who has such an appetite for money. Nearly one million Nigerian naira (around £3,300) was stolen from my house in Abuja. There are police reports you can see. There were so many assaults, it was just getting too much. It was absolutely ridiculous. She attacked me on multiple occasions.
“The whole situation was far too hot for me. There are some wonderful, wonderful women. It's just that I met the wrong one,” he told Mirror Online.
Abigail, in her defence, told the reputable British journal that, “Good riddance to bad rubbish! I've left him and washed my hands. John's saying I tried to kill him? Oh my God, this is so funny. I don't quite understand all this. How can I kill him? How can somebody like me kill this huge man who is an expert in karate. I don't understand how I can kill him?”
She further said, “He didn't kick me out of his house. We were living in my house. He couldn't have kicked me out of my own house – I kicked him out.”
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About her alleged lesbian partner she said, “She (the said lady) is a good friend to me. She has a husband and children. It is ridiculous. She was living with me for a while to get back on her feet. I caught him in bed with two women, the housemaid and one other woman.
“There were two women, it was awful. They were on the bed. They were undressed. I said to them, 'Who are you and what's going on here?' He told me that he doesn't know what he's doing and I should pray for him. He knows how to manipulate people, that's one thing he is good at. I last saw him in April last year. I didn't know he'd filed for divorce.
“He has been calling people asking them to plead with me to get back with him. I would have filed for divorce myself but I haven't because I've been very busy. And he asked me not to because he did not want to make it known that we had separated. So I went on my way and I left him but I didn't tell anybody anything.
“I've told him, 'I don't want you any more, I have forgiven you, I'm a Christian. But I don't want you any more, just leave me alone. I don't take him seriously. I don't have time for him. If I should be angry at anyone, I should be angry at myself for descending so low as to enter into marriage with such a person.”
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