Family of late Nollywood actor, Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, has denied claims that he suffered in his marriage.
ThisNigeria reported that Veteran journalist, Zik Zulu Okafor alleged that the late Saint Obi suffered domestic violence in his marriage by his wife’s family.
Reacting to this, the family in a statement debunked the claims, describing them as false, malicious and insensitive to the wife, children and entire family the late actor left behind.
They thanked fans and supporters of the actor for their condolences, and appealed that their privacy be respected during this tough period of their lives
The statement reads “Our attention has been drawn to the publication by one Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor concerning the death of our son, Mr. Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, and the accompanying negative commentary in social and other media portraying his widow in an unfair and most defamatory manner. This is in no way, shape or form an accurate portrayal of the Lynda that we know and relate with.
“The Nwafor family also views the said article by Mr. Okafor as sad and most unfortunate. It was neither written in consultation with any member of the family nor authored with our consent or authority. We totally disassociate ourselves from it.
“The views and allegations contained therein are entirely the opinion of the writer. They are false, malicious and insensitive to the wife, children and entire family he left behind.
“This is a mourning period for the family, and while we appreciate the condolences of friends, fans, and well-wishers, we ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this time.
“The funeral rites will be communicated to the public in due course.
“May the soul of our dearly beloved brother, son, father and husband, rest in perfect peace. Amen”.