Popular Comedian Chinedu Ani, aka Nedu has said that his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri willingly handed over their two daughters to him at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos State on Tuesday.
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Nedu and Uzoamaka made headlines after the later accused the former of abandoning his financial responsibilities towards his children.
Nedu, who denied the allegations, went on to post a DNA result confirming that he was not the biological father of his only son, thus confirming his wife’s infidelity.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Nedu explained that Uzoamaka had returned their two daughters whom she took to Owerri from Lagos to stay with their maternal grand mother without his consent.
Uzoamka had also signed a statement confirming that she has handed over the two girls to their father pending the determination of the custody case currently in court.
The statement she wrote at the SCID reads in part, “I, Uzoamaka, on this 28th day of September, 2021, handed over my daughters, Kaylah six years old, and Praise, four years old, to their father, Mr. Chinedu Emmanuel Ani.
“I brought them back from Owerri where they were staying with my mother, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ohiri, because our rent in Lagos had expired so my kids arrived in Lagos on the 27th of September, 2021.
“Mr. Chinedu has agreed that as the children are with him, I Uzoamaka will have uninterrupted access to the kids and if their school is changed, I will be informed until the court grants any one of us custody of our daughters.”
Confirming the latest development, Nedu wrote on Instagram, ““I am sad that once again, I need to clear the air on what I consider a private matter. But for the sake of all the parties involved, it is pertinent that I do so.
“Please let the following be clear to all journalists, blogs, news platforms, etc;
“1. Contrary to the rumours being peddled around, I do take care of my children and will continue to as it is my duty.
“2. Neither I nor the police forcefully took my kids away from my ex-wife. It was a unanimous agreement. Please feel free to read her handwritten statement and also see the bag with which she brought their clothes.
“3. The children in question were taken to Owerri to live for over a month without my consent or permission. My ex-wife took that decision without consulting me… I paid for the flight for her to go and bring them back to Lagos after it was agreed by all parties that it was better they were returned to Lagos especially as they school in Lagos.
“4. I am a person who believes in doing things the right way and so far on this matter, I have stayed within the provisions of the law. A case was filed against my ex-wife for cyber-bullying and other grievances. She was invited to respond and the matter is ongoing alongside custody resolution.
“I am tired of the sensational manner in which this news is being dispersed. I do not grant interviews or speak on the matter to the press. I would advise my ex-wife and her cousins/sister to follow suit.
“We are not dealing with inanimate objects here but living and breathing beings who will one day deal with the consequences of this fall-out.
“I truly want to continue to focus on my career, my family and my life as I am not the first or the last man to have a failed marriage.”
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