Veteran Nollywood actress, Ngozi Ezeonu has been dragged for marrying off her daughter, Odechukwu Ediwa Ezeonu, without getting the father’s consent.
The actress’ daughter, Ogechukwu wedded last Saturday, 15th February 2020 in a glamorous traditional ceremony in Asaba, Delta State.
Ngozi’s ex-husband, Denis Ikpelue was apparently absent at the important event.
Breaking his silence, he revealed that Ngozi Ezeonu married off their daughter without his consent.
In a viral media report, the man said that the daughter got married without his hand, saying that the Igbo tradition does not allow a woman to give out a daughter’s hand in marriage.
He was quoted as saying that such is an “abomination and taboo”, adding that “…as long as I and the entire family of Ezeonu and his kindred are concerned, Ogechukwu Edwina Ezeonu is not married.”
Dennis described the marriage ceremony like the one that happens in Nollywood movies, saying it is not a real one.
“Ogechukwu Edwina Ezeonu is yet to marry. What happened at Asaba Delta State on the 15th of February 2020 was the usual Nollywood home video film shooting. As at the time I lived with Ngozi Denis Ikpelue, I have three children; a daughter and two boys,” he said.
“Concerning my relationship with Ngozi Denis Ikpelue, it is no speculation that the marriage relationship packed up long time ago. Sometime in the year 2013.
The divorce case took place in the high court of Lagos state; in the Ikeja Judicial division. Suit No ID/429/HD/2013.
And by the second day of January 2015, a legal dissolution of the marriage was given by the court and Ngozi Denis Ikpelue ceased to be married to me Mr Edwin Ezeonu. She has been deceiving the whole world by saying that she is still married to me. He added
The veteran actress is yet to comment on the allegation from her ex-husband.