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Veteran actor, Saint Obi is dead

Saint Obi dead

Nollywood actor, film producer, and director, Obinna Nwafor better known as Saint Obi is dead.

The actor was said to have died on Sunday, last week, May 7th in the home of one of his siblings, in Jos, after a prolonged illness.

According to reports, the disagreement between his siblings is the reason why his death took almost a week to be made official.

Further details surrounding his death have been kept under wraps. The veteran was aged 57 years and has three kids who he shares with estranged, Linda Amobi. The estranged couple were engaged in a bitter divorce custody battle before his untimely death.

The movie star came into prominence in his role in Zeb Eiro’s ‘Sakobi’ and was featured in over 100 movies.

He is also well known for his roles in Candle Light, Goodbye Tomorrow, Heart of Gold, etc.

Veteran actor, Alafin Oro

The news of his death is coming hours after Kemi Filani reported that Yoruba actor Adedigba Mukail known by his stage name Alafin Oro had passed away.

Alafin Oro’s demise was announced in the early hours of Saturday morning by fellow actor, Kunle Afod.

In a post on his Instagram page, Kunle Afod expressed his sadness at the loss of a great philosopher and icon with extensive knowledge of Yoruba culture.

“R.I.P Adedigba. We will surely miss you. We drank from your River of knowledge, we know how important you are, the sad news this morning really broke my heart @alafinoro1 sun re ooo,” Afod wrote on Instagram.

In another post, Afod said: “Another library is burnt down today. A great philosopher. An icon with so much Yoruba knowledge. A lover of God @alafinoro1. You departed this sinful world early hour of today. May your gentle soul rest in peace.”

Other Nollywood stars also took to social media to mourn Alafin Oro.

Saint Obi battles wife in court over custody of their kids

Last year, Saint Obi had battled his wife, Linda Amobi, over the custody of their three children.

Kemi Filani reported that this came after a divorce suit was submitted.

According to a lawsuit filed by the actor’s lawyers in Suit No: HCT/128/2019, the actor is alleging an attempt on his life by his estranged wife.

The ‘Glamour Girls’ actor joined his estranged wife’s brothers, Michael Amobi and Chukwumobi Amobi in the same suit.

The actor had dragged his wife to the High Court of Ota, Ogun State for the dissolution of their marriage, which was contracted in 2006.
Obi is also alleging that his estranged wife has allegedly ‘imprisoned’ their three children with the help of men from the Police Force.

He alleged they prevented him from seeing his children.
Also, according to sources, Ms. Amobi has allegedly “imprisoned” the children of the problematic marriage by hiring Mobile Police officers to protect them without the father’s permission, therefore preventing her ex-husband from access to their children. Read more here.

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