Pete Edochie’s son,
Yul, is one actor who had managed to remain scandal-free until recently.
Sometime back, Yul posted the photo of a certain gay guy, Steven Ugochukwu whom
he claimed had been stalking him. Steven replied back by posting conversations
he had with Yul and alleging Yul was in a relationship with him. In an
exclusive chat with SaturdayBeats,Yul narrated how the ordeal started.
“This guy contacted me through Facebook and told me
he was a homosexual. I told him that I was not gay and a few weeks later, I
started getting calls from a Canadian number. When I
first picked his call, he told me that his name is Stephen Ugochukwu and he was
the one that reached me via Facebook. He told me that he had some friends in
Nollywood that could get him any number he wanted.
“Shortly after, he started calling me very often to the
extent that I started blocking all his lines but it only worked for a short
while. He called with a strange number again and told me that he went on the
internet to learn how to call somebody with any number he liked. I blocked
about 20 of his numbers but he kept calling. He said that he just loved me and
that he was a big fan. He said that he just wanted to be my friend and I said
okay. I told him that I am not God and I don’t discriminate against people. I
told him that it was his business if he was gay.”
Edochie said that shortly after, the young man said he
would love to do something for the actor’s family, promising to get Canadian
visas for him and his family…..
“He said that he knows that I am not gay, promising not to tell me anything
about it again and to show that he meant it, he swore with God’s name and even
his parents’ name. He said that he resides in Canada
and does travel documents for people who want to come
over. I have phobia for flights so I don’t travel by air quite much. I told my
wife about his offer of Canadian visas and she consented to it. She said that
she had always wanted to do Canadian visa for our children, so she said I
should give it a trial. As usual, when the guy called me, I told him I was not
interested but that I would link him up with my wife. He once again swore with
his life that he would not disturb me about being gay. I gave him my wife’s
number and my PA’s number so they could keep in touch all through the visa
acquisition period,” he said.
However, trouble started when the young man asked the
actor to send him a picture of his manhood. The actor
refused and his stalker did not take it lightly……
“After everything, he called me and said I should send him a
picture of my manhood, saying that’s all he wanted. That was where all the
trouble started. I told him that I could not do such and his calls tripled. I
told him to leave me alone because God has blessed me to an extent where I can
take my family anywhere they want to go. He started telling my wife that he was
in love with me. At a point, he started calling my wife because he noticed that
I was not picking his call and at that point, I had changed my phone number.
When he noticed that I was not moved, he started disturbing my wife to persuade
me to talk to him and stop snubbing him. He said that he did not create himself
and it was God that created him that way. I noticed that whenever I talked to
him, he would be calm but when I didn’t, he went mad.”
To avoid trouble, Edochie said that his wife advised
him to pick Ugochukwu’s calls sometimes…..
“That was how I was tolerating him for a while. He would call me, he would
tell me that he knows I am not gay but he would want to see my ‘beef’. In order
to make him stop disturbing my wife, I would tell him
that he should not worry, I would send the picture to him the following week.
He would thank me and would not disturb me and my family till the following
week. Exactly a week after, once he calls and I don’t answer him, he would
start disturbing my wife again. It is very crazy. “When he found out that I was no more bothered about his calls, he went to
attack me online. Whenever a fan tweets at me, he would get the person’s
picture, photoshop it with some other nude people’s pictures
and post it on the internet. After sometime, he did the same thing with my
wife. He took her picture, photoshopped it with that of some naked men and
women and posted it on the internet. When I picked his call and challenged him,
he said that it was not his fault because I promised him I was going to show
him my manhood but I did not show him again.
I told him to leave me alone and find someone in Canada
because the country he is in supports such but he refused. He said that it must
be me because he is in love with me. He would take my pictureand write, “Yul
please love me back, Stephen.” He sent me all sorts of rubbish. He started
threatening me that he would dent my image. He took our
documents that we sent to him and started posting some of my personal
information online. I never believed that a human being could act in such a
manner. He said that since I was proving stubborn, he would make sure he
destroyed my name and ruin my popularity,” he said.
Edochie said that when he got fed up, he had to do
something and that was why he began posting the young man’s picture online
about three weeks ago to make sure people knew the face of the ‘trouble maker.’
He said shortly after he posted the man’s picture, his parents contacted him,
begging him to please delete the pictures online…..
“It was exactly the same thing he said he had done to some actors I cannot
mention their names. Somebody he has done it to had to open a social media
account, “steveugoisafakegayboy”, in order to fight him back. This thing he is
doing to me, he has done it to several people. This same thing he said to me,
he has said it to the others, so they posted the conversation on the page. I
did not know that he had done it to other people till my case was getting out
of hand and I began talking to people. It was then that I learnt that they know
him very well. If it were just me, I would have left
him. But because he got my family and fans involved, I
had to do something.
Till now, he still disturbs me. I told his mother to warn
him. Maybe his family knows about it because I thought all this would stop
after talking to his mother. If I decide to go after the young man, he would go
to jail because I have proof. At this stage in my life, why would I start
looking for a man to sleep with, is that not madness?” Edochie queried.