Not long ago, Nollywoodgossip brought you a story published by the National Enquirer titled: Nollywood Actor Rich Oganiru In Prison After Confessing To Killing Wife.
Now the actor is denying having any hand in his late wife’s death, and speaking to High Society Magazine, Rich Oganiru says:
“My wife was battling fibroid and we went to TB Joshua’s synagogue in Lagos. After a while there, my wife suggested we leave the synagogue and move to her brother’s apartment at the Air force Barracks in shasha.
“While there, my wife became a changed woman, she rejected all the provisions that I bought and insisted on having only the pap prepared by her sister at her brother, Group captain David Aluko’s home.
“After drinking the pap, her condition worsened and we decided to move her back to Synagogue, but my wife refused and said she preferred to be taken to the hospital instead. So together with her brother Group captain David we rushed her to the hospital but she gave up the ghost just at the gate of the military hospital.
“That was when the problem started. Her brother suddenly became hostile. My wife’s body was deposited at the morgue without any input from me. I was ordered to go and inform their parents that my wife was dead, but when I demanded for the death certificate to present to my in-laws so they’ll know what killed their daughter, the Air-force officer ordered me out of the barracks, raining insults on me.
“I left the barracks to my hotel room. There, I discovered that my wife’s belongings have been removed and my stuff ransacked.
“They later seized the keys to my jeep and my international passport. I had to beg for my things to be returned. When I got the keys and my passport back and David insisted that I cannot have the morgue tag for my wife, I left for our home in Abuja. On arriving there, they had locked me out and carted away everything that belonged to my wife and even our wedding pictures.
Eventually I was allowed inside.
“Three days later some policemen from force headquarters came to arrest me based on a petition written about me that I killed my wife. I was kept in cell with Boko Haram members and I was the one washing for them. The police didn’t care about my medication. When they saw my health was getting bad, they released me.
“I was asked to report two days later to face my accusers. I took some journalist to the house to see how they vandalized my things. That same evening, a group of policemen came in commando style, broke down my window and said I was under arrest. That was how they took me to Asokoro police station after beating me mercilessly and I was bleeding from ear and nose.
“A few days later, a professor friend came and told them that they should release me or charge me. He insisted that they should do the autopsy and charge me based on that. When nothing was found after the autopsy was conducted, they let me go.”
We’re still monitoring the situation. Stay tuned.