Oct 22, 2012 – Jim Iyke Responds To Love Child Story – I Dated The Lady Before She Left For The UK
Nollywood actor Jim Iyke is timely in his response to the ongoing story of his alleged secret love child, an 11 year old Mario Ikechukwu in the United Kingdom. naijagists.com
In his reply, Jim Iyke confirms he dated the lady identified as Chantelle Nkechi Benson briefly before she left for the UK after which they lost contact.
Here is a message from him through his publicist, Mitch Ngaman.
“Jim Iyke is aware of the viral story currently making the headlines and wishes to state that this is not the first time that issues of this nature have arisen. Friends and fans who follow his activities closely will recall a number of occasions in the past when baseless claims of paternity and even marriage were made.
“Nonetheless, as a responsible man, he is always disposed to verify any such development(s) brought to his attention and when any satisfactory outcome has been ascertained, the general public will be duly informed without ambiguity. The only specifics at the present time is that at the age of 22yrs-23yrs old he dated for a brief period the lady at the center of the story who subsequently left Nigeria for the UK.
“There had been no contact between them ever since and by implication no linkling of the existence of a living product of that encounter. Since this is more about an innocent child than the star himself we advise caution and respect for privacy.”