Clergywoman, Laurie Idahosa, has reacted after veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, revealed that his father, who was 40-years-old at the time, married his mum when she was 15 years old.
The veteran made this disclosure in a recent interview shared on his Instagram page. He added that his mother was shy all through the marriage, even after several kids.
In his words,
“My mother was not educated. She was not in love with my father. My father was almost 40 when his uncle told him it was time he got married. He told them to get a wife for him.
My uncle went out to a neighboring village and told them the teacher wanted to get married. The women came out. He looked around and picked one and that was it.
He brought this 15-year-old who didn’t have the courage to look at my father. She gave him ten children and was still shy. Seven boys and three girls.”
The clergywoman was horrified by his statement and left a comment on LIB’s Instagram page. According to Pastor Idahosa, his mum was a victim of rape and was a child bride.
“How can he laugh about her being “shy?”
Oga, she was not shy. She was a victim of rape and was a child bride. She wasn’t respectful of his age, she was afraid for her life. Know the difference and adjust this story… start telling the truth!”
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