Zenith Bank staff, John Edobor, accused of breaking his wife’s leg, finally speaks

John Edobor, the former Zenith Bank Plc. staff who was accused of hitting his wife of 9 years, Ivie Edobor, with a metal rod has taken to Facebook to share his own side of the story.

Recall that earlier in the week, his wife’s lawyer Emeka Ugwuonye
announced that John had been sacked by his employers, Zenith bank in demonstration of their stand against domestic violence.

Well, Edobor who shared his story with several documents attached, claimed that Ivie got pregnant for her lover, one Matthew Agbaire, who, according to witness, brought her home the night she got injured.
Edobor also shared documents that showed that Ivie was married in 2002 which he was until this incident, unaware of.
Read what he wrote below:
Ivie Angela Edobor who lives in Surulere, Lagos, got married at Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church,
356, Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba, Lagos on Saturday, 30th June, 2007
at 12noon. We did the traditional marriage ceremony at the father’s
compound at Abisogun Estate, Alafia Sari-Iganmu, off Lagos Badagry
Expressway on a Thursday, 28th June, 2007. And as well as the marriage
Registry in Lagos at Ikoyi on the 17th January, 2007 (all the marriage
documents are attached).
Ivie and I are blessed with three
lovely children (three girls – senior 9 years old; second – 7 years and 4
years old respectively). Ivie and I had lived together (with love) all
these years in peace devoid of rancour and acrimony.
Ivie Edobor once worked for Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc.
until she resigned her appointment on the 11th July, 2011 in view of
the fact that she was been accused of collecting kickbacks from the
bank’s contractors in order for her to perform her duties as
administrative staff. She exhibited these traits of fraud, corrupt
practices and financial misappropriation which led to her termination
and dismissal from Econet (now Airtel)… She was dismissed for lack of
integrity due to lies in addition to her serial borrowing from her many
When Ivie resigned from Stanbic IBTC
Bank in 2011, (find attached her resignation letter) in order for her
not to be at home doing nothing, we both had a discussion on (the next
line of action) and then she suggested that she wanted to start
importing diapers from the United Kingdom (UK) and start distributing
and selling in retail which I obliged her by giving her initial start-up
capital of about N500, 000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) and as the
year progressed, we noticed that the business was moving I had to borrow
money from friends and with my personal savings to inject into the
business which amounted to about N8 million (Eight Million Naira Only).
Every year, it was our agreement
that audit be done to ensure that the business is actually doing well
and to make sure tax is paid to Government as well. This was actually
adhered to in 2012 and in 2013, I noticed that Ivie had refused to call
the accountant to come audit her books. I kept insisting on the audit to
be done since she knows the accountant and have his contacts and
moreover where we were staying in Ajah at No 76, House 3, Street X,
Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah, Lagos, was not far from where the
accountant was actually living in Ajah.
This persisted until September 17th
2014 when strange faces of people I had never met or spoken with before
kept coming to knock at my gate as early as 5a.m. every morning to
demand for their moneys from Ivie and when the amount was added
together, it came to about N25,204,250 (Twenty Five Million, Two Hundred
and Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Naira Only). Please see
attached the list of people she was owing and these people are available
if you which to speak with them. Most of them said Ivie told them that
her dad was sick and she needs money to treat her very sick dad. Just
like she has said on FB that I don’t give her money….
Despite all these borrowings, Ivie
could not account for what the sum of N25, 204,250 was spent on and till
date she has not being able to explain in clear terms what the money
was used for. She could not explain to me or her family members how she
spent such huge sum of money. It became clear of recent after two years
that she actually borrowed these moneys to save face from shame since
Matthew Agbaire who she was dating was threatening to blackmail her if
she could not part with money anytime Matthew Agbaire requested for any
sum to use for himself.
On 11 October 2014, one of the Ivie’s creditors known as Tolu and her family members, came to the house when I had gone for a training, dragged my sister (Otekpen)
out of the bathroom when she was having her bath and assaulted and
humiliated her. The matter was reported by me to the Nigerian Police
Station, Ogombo, Ajah, Lagos and the matter was recorded in crime diary
S/NO 80, Time 2055 HRS. (go and verify for yourselves).
When the threat of violence was
becoming too much, I advised Ivie to relocate to her father’s house
temporarily till a time that the entire or substantial part of the
indebtedness would have been defrayed and the threat of violence most
especially on the children of the marriage would stop.
After Ivie left our matrimonial home
as agreed, we were still meeting on Fridays to Sundays at the
matrimonial home in Ajah to discuss our family affairs. And we were
during this period still performing our marital responsibility to each
other. (evidence to support this assertion with printed copies of
correspondence between us and her pregnancy.)
On November 24th, 2015, Ivie was
pregnant for me with twins which she confirmed severally in our chat
(see attached for your perusal and confirmation the Ultra Sound Scan
Report for the LMP and EDD) and the pregnancy grow for 5 (five) months
and the babies had become 5(five) months old in June.
Since Ivie was living in Surulere
despite my several plead to the father to allow Ivie and the children to
come join me in Yaba notwithstanding that Ivie and I looked for the
apartment in Yaba for us to live as one family again, Ivie decided to
stay back in surulere and every Fridays she would come to sleep with me
while on weekdays she kept sleeping with Matthew Agbaire who is married
with his own kids.
Until May 2016, when my kids where
on midterm break, and they came to spend the holiday with me in Yaba
that two of my children told me that, every night, one uncle Matthew was
always coming to the house to sleep in mummy’s room till the next day
and he will buy them Suya. And when I asked Ivie she initially denied
until I showed her a video clip… that she then admitted (see attached
our chat for your perusal) and at this time Ivie was still pregnant.
Since Ivie knew the consequences of
her action she begged and pleaded that, she would need to go for
confession which she did in June 5th, 2016 at Saint Dominic Catholic
Church, Yaba. There she promised the reverend father Felix never to go
back to such life again. Two days later I received a phone call from the
house help that, Matthew came again to take her out and did not return
until late in the night. When I asked Ivie she denied and she beat up
the house help as well as collected her phone from her.
At this time Ivie had threatened she
was going to flush the babies since I am doubting the paternity of the
twin. Because, I asked Ivie if you are pregnant for me and still kept
sleeping with another man (Matthew Agbaire) so who own the babies? We
would need to do a DNA test to actually know who their father is.
Three days later, Ivie and Matthew
Agbaire went to abort the babies since she was worried that I kept
insisting on the DNA of the children. When I asked Ivie what happened to
the babies she said she could not face the shame of having bastard
children which am not ready to father and this kept me worried up till
now since Ivie could kill children that were already formed (7months)
I spoke with the father who lives in
Orile, in Lagos and even went to see him about it and all I got from
the father was he will talk to Ivie and two of her aunties and I tried
calling her mother who lives in UK but she would not pick her calls and
as well told my family members about it too.
On what happened in June 19th 2016,
incident that got Ivie admitted at Tokin Hospital for broken leg,
contrary to claims by Ivie, she actually got injured during a scuffle
between myself and Matthew Agbaire who brought out a hammer from the
tool box in his car to fight me. Ivie at sighting me started shouting
‘ole, ole’ for the security men to come and kill when Matthew brought
her back home past one (1:00a.m.) in the morning while the children were
left at home with a girl of about 13years old to care for them while
Ivie and Matthew went to a hotel to have sex.
Ivie in an attempt to allow Matthew
to run away was holding on to my hands backward and in the course of my
struggle, Ivie and I fell to the ground and then, Matthew wanted to
seize the opportunity to slam the hammer in his hand on me which I
dodged and then I noticed he was not relenting the second time after
first strike which actually hit ivie, and then she shouted, when I saw
him trying to raise his hand again, I had to row over Ivie and stood on
my feet before the security men came to rescue the situation.
Matthew quickly rushed her to a
hospital in Surulere perhaps the same hospital the twin was aborted by
Ivie and Matthew. Ivie has consistently told people that I have not been
taking care of the children school fees (find attached the receipts of
my children school fees till date for your perusal) and that because
they are girls and not boys that was the reason I drove her out of the
matrimonial home. This statement is reckless and unfortunate because I
love my daughters and in several instances I had used prominent woman
who are role models like Okonjo-Iweala to buttress my stand on this even
to her. I do know for sure my children will grow up to be greater than
men and their knowledge will be sort after around the world. She has
push out false information to the public for her to continuously gain
sympathy from the public, press, bloggers, the civil society and human
rights activist.
In another case, she has said I came
prepared with the intention to kill her that night she was injured by
Matthew, with a knife and of recent a dagger and crowbar or wheel
spanner to attack her. And I keep wondering with the inconsistency the
tools she keep naming that I used. The fact is, I came into Lagos that
night (18th June, 2016) from school in Ile – Ife at about 9p.m. with my
school bag and book in it and my car was parked at the stadium where I
drove to her house which is a stone throw away from her house and I did
not get Yaba before going to see her that night since we had agreed to
meet that night. Matthew was the one who works for a construction
company and had his tool box where he brought out his big hammer he used
on Ivie.
It will shock you to know that Ivie was married to one Benedith Jatto
on the 17th December 2002, a document she used in her NYSC and equally
in her former place of employment while she was working with Airtel
Nigeria. I got to know and see all of these when this issue came up and a
copy of the document is available for your perusal. And up till date
that married has not been dissolved which means Ivie is legally married
to two men.
Ivie is doing all these for her to
hide her shame and the face of Matthew Agbaire a father of two who is
still married to his wife, and work in Centrix Allied Limited
who is the brain behind her termination of the twin and the her broken
leg. It is unfortunate that Ivie is acting this way because as my wife
and mother of my beautiful children this is not the way I planned for
As a responsible father I have consistently played my role and provided for them to the best of my ability all that they needed.
So please tell me how I went wrong….
You can imagine my shock to find out that I am her 2nd husband…was it
wrong of me to have encouraged and empowered my wife? Please tell me
which man will take it…she only shouted out so the issue of the children
she killed will not come limelight.


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