Ace Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie has shut down claims that he abuses his wife and maltreats her.
During an interview with BBC Igbo captured on Ghbase.com, Mr. Edochie noted that he has been married for 52 years and in all his years of marriage, he has never raised his hand on his wife.
The Nollywood veteran further boasted that none of his five sons have maltreated but rather they treat them with respect and according to him, whilst growing up, never did he witness his father beating his mother.
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“I’m a strong adherent of culture. Kneeling to put a ring on a woman’s hands is not our culture. Any man who does that transfers the headship of his family to that woman. Until my dad died at 96, he never knelt to propose.
“It’s just like kneeling down on entering a church because there’s a higher being to whom you’re paying respect. Men climb trees to tap palm wine. How does it look if women do the same? Today women dictate to me.
“It wasn’t like that in our days. How women talk to men nowadays isn’t how we were raised. My mother was never beaten. My wife and I have been married for 52 years. I never beat her. My five married sons don’t beat their wives.” he concluded.