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Ex-footballer John Fashanu claims his wife tried to kill him after accusing him of threesome

Published 26/04/2015 | 16:31

John Fashanu played alongside Vinnie Jones at Wimbledon
John Fashanu played alongside Vinnie Jones at Wimbledon

Former England international John Fashanu has accused his wife of trying to kill him in an interview today.

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In an interview today with the Sunday Mirror, he claims that Abigail Onyekwelu attempted to attack him with a knife during a confrontation after she allegedly found him in bed with two women.

Fashanu, who hosts Deal Or No Deal on Nigerian television, denies claims that he was having an affair and went on to accuse his wife if being in an intimate relationship with another woman.

"She attempted to use knives on me. It was terrifying," the 52-year-old former Gladiators host told the paper.

"My life was at stake, there’s no two ways about that."

He also hit back at her claims that he was caught in bed with his maid, saying: "I’ve been very fortunate to date some of the most beautiful women in the world – I certainly don’t have to sleep with my cleaner!

"If she wants to make up that ­story, at least let her say it’s Beyoncé or someone."

"Even if you did think I was sleeping with the maid, or even if you thought I was sleeping with Miss Nigeria, don’t kill me! Just leave me and go. The ­violence was just too much."

Ms Onyekwelu has dismissed teh claims that she tried to kill her husband as "ridiculous".

"How can I kill him? How can ­somebody like me kill this huge man who is an expert in karate. I don’t ­understand how I can kill him," she insisted.

She added: "Good riddance to bad rubbish! I’ve left him and I’ve washed my hands."

Abigail also denied the accusations of stealing money, saying: "‘How can I go to his house and steal from him in his house?

"I wasn’t living there with him. He’s sick and he needs help.2

John Fashanu and Abigail Onyekwelu are set to embark on a divorce battle in Anuja.

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