Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh has emphasised that claims she had made earlier 2017 – that her husband infected her with sexually transmitted diseases – are true.
Speaking exclusively to Nigeria’s Mediaroomhub television on Wednesday, March 8, the mother-of-one made shocking claims against her now-ex husband Churchill Olakunle Oladunni.
OF STD INFECTIONS
Dikeh and Oladunni broke up in January, 2017.
“This interview is not meant to discredit my husband or rather my ex-husband in anyway. It’s not to bring him down. It’s not to make people hate him. It is not to throw dirt on him.
“If there’s anything I am doing this for, is so that he can be a better man and like I said so somebody somewhere would be able to learn from this from what I am going through.
“There are some things I will not like to rediscuss. I did post something about the STD. I am not taking back my words because it is not a lie but I will not promote it.
“I will not go ahead and embarrass my husband in that manner even if I have. I will like that to just end.
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
“The domestic violence is real. It’s real. How I lived to suffer it and go through it over and over again I do not understand.
“A lot of people have blamed me. A lot of people have said a lot of things. I have read a lot of things. I stayed back in my marriage not because of my child but because I believe you cannot be abused or you cannot leave a child where there is abuse and you claim you are doing it for your child. No. I stayed because I was doing it for myself. I stayed because I loved my husband with all of my heart.
“I stayed because he had begged me to stay a couple of times. I stayed because I didn’t just want to give up. I didn’t want to give up on the marriage just like that. People change.
“Anytime something like this happens, my husband comes up with a pastor who is always in the house the next day or two days later who is begging, who is doing stuff. Yes but we have never had a real counseling.
“He would never accept that he is doing it. That’s the point. That’s the worst. And I keep asking him that if you are so ashamed of what you do to me then why do you do it?”
During the interview Tontoh Dikeh showed photos of her with bruises, cuts and wounds on her body. Tonto Dikeh also made the startling revelation that she once ran naked to the Nigerian embassy in Ghana after she was beaten up by her husband. She says the embassy has photo, video evidence of the bruises on her body.
“My husband has humiliated me so much with this. And for anybody to tell me that I am lying against my husband that even hurts me more,” said Tonto Dikeh, breaking down in tears.
“My son is not the first child my husband has. And that was one of the major concerns in my marriage, in the early part of it because he lied to me about not having a child.
“He even lied to me about not being married. I did not know he was married until the day they posted the picture of the wedding. He didn’t tell me he had a child. He always lied about it. I don’t know how I found out but I did find out.
“Recently two women have contacted me that they have children for my husband but I cannot verify it.
“One of them said her child is nine months old. The other said her child is two years but I cannot verify it just like I can’t verify the gay claims on him.
“I have no knowledge about it. I don’t know if it is true or not true. I don’t know anything about it.”
ONE ROSELINE COMES INTO THE PICTURE
In January 2017, a woman namely Rosaline Meure, who is said to be an upcoming actress, denied that she was romantically involved with Oladunni Churchill.
“I am aware of her. I am aware that she is sleeping with my husband. I am aware that my husband is taking care of her. I am also aware that she is the reason that my husband abandoned his son and me for close to two months just before the Big Foundation thing we did in December.
“I am aware that’s the reason he abandoned his family because he took her on a trip. No, she is not my husband’s sister. My husband is not her brother. She does not know me. Like I said, I have not seen her before. I have never even spoken to my husband about her before but I do know their story. And I do know that they are in love.
“My husband bought that car for her. My husband is responsible for her.”
NO CAR BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR SON
Churchill never got a car for their son – and she left her matrimonial home empty handed, Dikeh said.
“My son never got a car for his birthday, contrary to reports that were making the rounds,” she said.
Dikeh also claimed that she left her matrimonial home without a single thing and does not even have a car to her name at the moment and uses Uber services to drop and pick Andre from school.