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Exclusive: Bank worker who broke wife’s leg travelled with fake divorce papers, more damning revelations inside

Following the open letter ex-Zenith Bank worker John Okeikhan Edobor wrote his wife Ivie Edobor after jumping bail and his US Visa was revoked (facilitated by his wife), it has been revealed that the estranged husband was able to travel to the United States with forged divorce papers.

Lailasblog had a chat with a close family source who pleaded anonymity, and damning revelations were bared. According to the family source, John’s Visa was revoked after project Alert wrote to the American Embassy on behalf of Ivie Edobor, attaching the case file and other documents to back it up. Ivie’s family reportedly became suspicious when John, who was dragged to court in a domestic abuse lawsuit stopped showing up in court since March.

Lailasblog also gathered that John has moved from the apartment he was staying, and the number he was using in US has been disengaged.

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When asked if they will go on with the lawsuit to get justice, when John is deported to Nigeria even with his public apology, the family source said;

“He must be brought to pay for his crimes. Imagine having a criminal case ongoing and all he could think off was to jump bail and eloped.
He lied that he was sacked with no money, but we later found out he was given an option to resign and paid full benefits by the bank, yet he ran off leaving his wife he severely injured with an unpaid hospital bills of 2.7m  and 3 kids to feed
Do the kids miss their dad?
“The kids and and their mum have moved on. They have no good memories of their dad apart from the pain they’ve been through. The separation they felt when was their mum was in the hospital for over 2 months.
Ivie’s first daughter has graduated from primary school and is moving on to secondary.
He even forged divorce certificate and presented to the embassy to enable him travel whereas his divorce case is still ongoing in the Lagos high court. The presiding judge Justice Idowu verified that the document was forged”
Digging deep to find out if the fake divorce paper claim was true, Lailasblog found out from a reliable source in the Surulere magistrate court, that the divorce papers was really forged.
According to the source, Ivie was the one who filed for divorce and yet John had a certificate forged which he reportedly never served his wife. It was also gathered that the ‘so called registrar’ that signed the divorce papers,  had long retired from the magistrate court. All this was done so John could elope.
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When asked if Ivie knows her husband’s alleged mistress, the source said;
 “They had been seeing even before he got married to Ivie. He even sent Ivie their picture in a compromising position to spite her, knowing that she had gone into depression. The photo has also been presented to the judge as evidence.
She was an older woman with loads of money. He also posted their photos on Facebook, sent it to Ivie’s family members saying he had moved on. He isn’t sorry he is just looking for sympathy”
 On the apology letter John wrote his mother in-law, the family source had this to say; 
 “As soon as we saw the letter to Ivie’s mum  on Lailasblog, we knew the story was real because he wrote that letter to Ivie’s mum in July 2016, pleading with his mum to make his wife drop the case.
The letter wasn’t written recently, Lailasblog asked; 
 “Nope. He wrote the letter in July 2016, While Ivie was still in hospital battling for her life and the case had already been charged to court. John isn’t sincere, once he doesn’t get his way he changes like the weather”.
Well in his apology letter to Ivie, he said he was sorry he messed things up after Ivie gave him all, what do you have to say about that?
 “He was given a chance. Ivie didn’t speak up about the June attack till September, he had all the time to make amends.  His people even went to see Ivie’s dad while she was still in hospital to plead on his behalf, yet he did the direct opposite. He left hospital bill unpaid and taunted her for taking the case to court. He even told the hospital to keep her that he had no money to pay after dropping 500k out of N3.2m bill. God really saved Ivie because her leg would have been amputated, but now she has titanium rods and screws in her leg permanently. She’s pushing through the pain and learning how to walk”
What did he hit the leg with that got it that badly damaged?
“A wheelspanner was used in hitting Ivie’s leg continuously. That’s the front and side view stay of Ivie’s leg (see photos attached). She suffered ptsd post traumatic stress disorder, and can’t sleep unless she’s sedated. She still has nightmares of that night till date. He was a cult member in school, maybe that’s what he is still practicing. However Ivie is just glad to be alive to watch her kids grow. He must be brought to book so other wife beaters will know it’s no longer business as usual.”
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What has his family done about the issue so far? Were they on his side?
“The family was divided but his immediate family supported him. They even covered the fact that he sold off his things, moved out of his house in Lagos to the village and then traveled. 
They were appealing a bit early this year but as soon as he traveled, they stopped showing up in court. 
At our last hearing, a bench warrant had to be issued by the judge for his surety to be picked and remanded till John is produced”
Who is his surety?
“I don’t know, I was in the hospital with Ivie when he was charged to court initially. The next court sitting is on the 8th of August 2017. Oh by the way, Ivie has been teaching her kids to understand that not all men are like their father.”
Was John always violent when he got married, or did something make him change?
“He was verbally abusive, even physically abusive on some occasions. The fact that Ivie had 3 girls was topic of discussion every other day, but not as extreme as last incident that left her disabled”



  1. Ezeadachie Ujunwa

    July 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Forgive and forget sister he may be under a spare den. But don’t forget dat when u forgive him dat spare may catch him again and he will break ur second leg.

    • Onuh

      July 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      You are horrible with your English.

    • Bassey

      July 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      What are you even saying?
      Let him be locked up, then he won’t be able to break any legs.

    • Uvie

      July 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Both legs are affected.

  2. Omoye Imoloame

    July 17, 2017 at 9:00 am

    God have mercy

  3. Habeebllah Ibn Yusuf

    July 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

    His now come back 2his senses

  4. Valentine Nwankwo

    July 17, 2017 at 9:10 am

    The man is the most wicked idiot I have ever seen.

    His crime has no relative. Instead of divorcing the innocent woman in good health he heartlessly crippled her, cheated on her and abandoned her with three good kids. Lied ontop and made his way into Europe with a hoe.

    Even if it’s charm that the slay queen used, it’s not that same charm that did all the work, the man added his own wickedness ontop. If it’s the lady that charmed him she would have asked her to divorce completely and in the right way so nothing will come back to bridge whatever they are doing. He is wicked, heartless, and deserve a new form of punishment.

  5. Okoro-Eches Aku

    July 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Bad mkt for oga John

  6. Olivia Uli

    July 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

    E brain don come bk… Mtchwwww

  7. Chickkayo

    July 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Speechless! A wheel spanner on the legs of the mother of your kids? All because of that yellow whale…oyi na atum!
    Furthering my advise to you yesterday; I forgot to tell you that the criminal charges against you in court must be answered to by you. Her forgiveness to you does not change anything on the court’s decision.
    You cannot be a fugitive all your life, forging documents, skipping town without preparation etc. Be a man and come and stand your trial.
    Stop running, Runatus.

  8. Sandra Joe

    July 17, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Karma is a bitch man…..wait for it

  9. Ebunoluwa Omowunmi

    July 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    He must die in prison or return her back to normal…d way he met her back den. Heartless devil

  10. Edwin Eddreamz Chinedu Azubuko

    July 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

    This man should be cooling in jail like forever and not have the opportunity to have any contact with civilization again… Stupid mofo….

  11. Queen Precious Ufuoma

    July 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Stupid man, evil man, orue, Thunder snap u selfie

  12. plumpyj

    July 17, 2017 at 11:33 am

    This man is a scum,I reject this type of man even for my enemies.

  13. Gregory Moore Jr.

    July 17, 2017 at 10:45 am

    You guys have posted this before now, this guy should get the fuck of my face

  14. Gloria Golden

    July 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Karma cut up with him

  15. Akintayo Rukiyat Oyenike

    July 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    The ball is in the wife court, forgive him but you’re to decide if you still want your second leg to break too

  16. Solomon Angel

    July 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Deadly man

  17. Uvie

    July 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    He should be locked up for life. How dare he says he’ll pay for all he’s asked to pay? What if he had killed her? He even went on taunting her! He’s not sorry but looking for sympathy.

  18. Grace Ajibayo

    July 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Let him pay for his wickedness. Animal

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