A woman at the centre of a wedding disruption last year has accused her estranged husband’s mistress of bewitching him.
Mrs Blessing Okor Ikpor had disrupted the wedding of her estranged husband, Anthony in Umuahia in late 2020.
The mother of four told newsmen in Port Harcourt that the husband who is a branch manager in one of the new generation banks is under the spell of his mistress.
She added that the mistress deceived him into abandoning their 17-year marriage, adding that the mistress is already pregnant for her husband.
Mrs. Ikpor noted that the matter is not yet in court because she has not been served writ of summons.
“It all started when the woman came to do one year Industrial Training (IT) with the branch of the bank the husband heads.
“Friends and relatives of the family used to inform me of the closeness of the woman to my husband and their movements in hotels and other places but because of the level of trust I had in the husband, more so a serious Christian, who preaches on the pulpit, I refused to either believe them (rumour mongers) or confront him with any of those.
“One day I overheard my husband calling one of my uncles that works with NYSC here in Port Harcourt to plead on the girl to be posted to Rivers state for her youth service and my uncle asked him what his interest was in the girl that he made such request. I realised that it was not actually what I think
“One day my daughter felt sick I took her to hospital and before we came back my husband had changed all our house keys and locked up my three other children in a room upstairs.
“He left to God knows where, switching off his phones, efforts by our Pastor to intervene in the matter failed because he could not be reached.
“I thought of breaking the keys because my children were crying upstairs and all that but Pastor called me to say I should not break the doors and I stopped.
“I cannot pinpoint what actually the problems were. Before this time we were living happily. I supported him in thick and thin.
“There were no problems and with God on our side and prayers, he rose to where he is now and now this. I know that my husband is under a spell of the woman and unfortunately her parents are supporting her in this.”
However, the estranged husband told The Nation that they had been separated for about two years now, adding that the estranged wife was seen in a viral video fighting an alleged mistress in the husband’s office before security guards intervened.
He said: “The video about this matter has fine viral in the last two-three weeks and she has also done press statement and sent out, I have refrained from making comments because the matter is in court.
“I am aware that concerned friends and citizens have made response directly on those issues. The fact is that my children are involved in this and try to maintain some level of privacy for my own sake and that of my children.
“I do not think this what I should be stated on the social media at the moment. My first son is 15 and he has told me that he is not happy with what is going on and I should make sure I do not join issue with such, and that is where I stand in this.
” If she knows the appropriate way to do things, I do not think what she us doing is the right thing but she should know that a man in my level is not a mad man to wake up to do all those things.”
He added: “My children are living with me, my three boys are living with me and they have left for school and they are doing very well.
“Whatever petition she is sending to anyone, the truth is that I have seen worse than that on social media, just like I said earlier, I refrained from making comments on this, because I believe it is not the appropriate thing to do.
“We have separated for more than two years now but she still lives with my daughter. I am not going to say anything further on this until all issues are resolved. I do not see this as the best way to go about it, but since she thinks it is for her, I wish her the best.” he concluded.