Idahosa’s wife knocks Pete Edochie, says actor’s father practised child marriage

Pete Edochie

Preacher Laurie Idahosa has knocked Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie after he revealed that his father married his mother when she was 15.

The veteran had shared a video on Instagram on Sunday explaining how his father met his mother.

He said: “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 neighbouring 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.”

Reacting, Laurie who is the wife of Bishop Faith Idahosa, son of the late Bishop Benson Idahosa, took to the comments section to tell the actor that his mother was not shy, but a victim of rape.

She wrote: “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!”