Indications have emerged that legendary Nollywood actor, Saint Obi may have become a nervous wreck in his last days due to frustration over his messy divorce with estranged wife, Lynda Saint-Nwafor.

Lamenting the demise of the popular actor on a CITY LAWYER platform, a senior lawyer said the Nollywood star was in and out of Ota High Court due to his stormy divorce battle with his estranged wife.

Noting that he was in court when one of the divorce proceedings took place, the lawyer said that Saint Obi, whose real name is Obinna Nwafor, got so frustrated at some point in the hearing that he unleashed his anger on the judge.

His words: “The past seven years of this guy (Obi) was spent in serious legal battle with his wife in different Ota high court. After their divorce, the issue of custody became another legal battle. I have seen them in three different courts at Ota; they get their case transferred from one judge to another.”

Continuing, the senior lawyer said: “The last time I saw Saint Obi in court, he was in emotional chaos; in fact, the way he roared in court at my Lord, you know something was not alright with him. He shouted, ‘I don’t believe I can get justice in this court, I want my case transferred.’”

Giving an indication that the court may have granted Obi’s request for a transfer of his case, the lawyer wrote: “I saw their case in another court; I have (sic) come for my own divorce case at Ota. The wife, as usual very tall, beautiful, fair in complexion lady, she was using a SAN against Saint Obi who have (sic) changed different lawyers too.”

According to the senior lawyer, “The legal battle must have drained and finished him. I knew from his reaction in the open court. In fact, when he stormed out, some very elderly senior lawyers stood up, apologizing to my Lord, frowning seriously at his behavior in court.”

In a similar account, multiple award-winning filmmaker, Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor wrote in a farewell message that “The Saint would be blessed with three beautiful children. But not on one occasion were his friends in Nollywood invited for christening or birthday. We were told that his wife was of the topmost hierarchy in telecom giant, MTN.”

Narrating what Obi allegedly told him, Okafor wrote: “I don’t know why my wife’s siblings see me as a gold digger. They confront me, harass and fight me in my own matrimony.”

Following an alleged clash with his in-laws, Okafor stated that ‘‘This effectively marked the beginning of the end of his marriage and perhaps Saint Obi’s long walk to a sad end. He moved out of his marital home to a new house to begin the reconstruction of his destiny, alone without his wife and worse still without his three beautiful children.”

Confirming the divorce proceedings in Ota High Court, the ace movie maker wrote, “The wife also sued for divorce, not in Lagos, but in Ogun state. As Saint put it, ‘It was to make the journey difficult for me. But I will not bend nor will I break. I will fight with my last blood to take custody of my children. They love me and they know it will be hard for me to live without them. The divorce is not an issue. My marriage has long been over,’ he said with a mix of courage and a quaky heart that betrayed his distress.”

CITY LAWYER reported the demise of Saint Obi who died last week in Jos, Plateau State.

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