days after the news of actor’s death Broke, Okafor, who describes himself as a close friend of the late actor, wrote an article that cast a negative light on Obi’s wife and their extended family.
He claimed that the actor endured constant harassment from his wife’s brothers, which ultimately led to the dissolution of their marriage and Obi’s deteriorating health.
Speaking on behalf of the Nwafor family, Ugoeze Edith Chinyere Obichuku, and Freda Nwachukwu wrote, “We have been brought to our attention by Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor’s post on the death of our son, Mr. Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, and the accompanying negative commentary on social media and other media that portrays his widow in an unfair situation. and in the most defamatory way. This is in no way an accurate representation of the Lynda we know and relate to.”
They added that the callous and false accusations were made without any input from the family.
In his words, “The Nwafor family also finds such an article by Mr. Okafor to be sad and unfortunate. It was not written in consultation with any family member nor was it written with our consent or authority. We completely cut ourselves off from him. The views and allegations contained therein are entirely the opinion of the writer. They are deceitful, malicious, and insensitive to the wife, children, and all the family he left behind.”
The sisters ended their statement by encouraging the public to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time, adding that funeral rites will be communicated soon.
“This is a period of mourning for the family, and while we appreciate the condolences of friends, fans and supporters, we ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this time. The funeral rites will be communicated to the public in due course.” they added.
Famous Nollywood actor and film director, born Obinna NwaforHe passed away after a long illness. He was 57 years old at the time of his death.
He reportedly breathed his last at his sister’s home in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, on Sunday, May 6, 2023.
San Obi will be remembered for his remarkable career covering more than 100 films, including Sakobi: the snake girl, fire festivaland State of emergency.