John Fashanu and Abigail Igwe messy divorce!
Ex-England soccer star John Fashanu says he has been hit with a £3million divorce court demand by his estranged wife.
The former striker, nicknamed Fash the Bash for his hardman reputation, claims Abigail Onyekwelu wants £2.5million up front plus £10,000 a month.
John Fashanu 52, says ex wife Abigail also wants him to buy a new motor of her choice
every two years.
But last night Abigail, 48, branded the star a “lunatic dreamer” and said:
“I didn’t ask for anything cos there’s no point killing a dead man.”The bizarre war of words between the high-profile couple broke out after Fashanu, a former team-mate of Vinnie Jones in Wimbledon FC’s “Crazy Gang” era, described his wife’s alleged demands as outrageous.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday People, John Fashanu said:
“She clearly wants her pound of flesh now, but financially she did very well out of our marriage.But Abigail Igwe, who lives in Abuja, Nigeria, said:
“I gave her £3,500 a month, I bought her a beautiful house and a brand new Kia Jeep.
“She’s welcome to keep them, that’s no problem, but not a share of my assets.
“We were only married for two years and we only actually lived together for about the first month of that.
“For her to want £2.5million, it’s outrageous.”
“I’m the only good thing that has ever happened to his life in the recent past. He came to my house with nothing.The John Fashanu and Abihail Igwe divorce case is set to be heard at Abuja’s High Court from September 22.
“It is very unfortunate that I was in union with a lunatic, a dreamer, a man suffering from temporal insanity.
“John Fashanu is just using this opportunity to hype himself. My advice to him is to forget that we were once married and move on.”
Fashanu, a former TV Gladiators host, earlier told the Sunday People his wife tried to kill him with his Samurai sword after she claimed to have found him bedding two women at once, including their maid.
British-born Fashanu, now a businessman with interests in London and Nigeria including a string of restaurants, said last week:
“During the marriage, my sister was attacked and I was stabbed in my hand and my foot.Abigail, who denies all Fashanu’s allegations, insisted: “The court papers will prove I’m not asking for anything.”
“I was a nervous wreck – it should be me asking for compensation.
“I’m sure the judge will make the right decision.”