"I asked God to make my child look like his mother because I am not good looking"




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Veteran comic actor, Mr. Ibu has disclosed that when he celebrated the birth of his child, he prayed to God that his children should all look like their mother.




According to him, this is because he knows that he is not good-looking.


The movie star revealed this in an interview with The Punch, adding that when he made the request people laughed and asked why he said such.





The father of three also revealed that he does not beat his kids whenever they do something wrong, rather he prefers scolding them


Read excerpts from the interview.


In his words;


“I had my first child in 1991, I remember the joy in my heart; I was happy and grateful to God. I picked up my baby and said that he should look like his beautiful mother and not me, everyone laughed. They asked why I was saying that and I said that because I know I am not good-looking, and they all laughed. I am very truthful to myself; I know that I am not good looking, so I do not want any of my children to take after me in that aspect, they can take after me in every aspect but not in terms of beauty, and as God will have it, they look beautiful just like my wife”.


What are the values you have instilled in yourself that have helped you as a dad?


First of all, you have to build confidence in yourself. You learn every day as a father, and I never miss any opportunity to learn every day and this makes me a better parent. I have people who learn from me and I teach them how to build a home even though I had some ups and downs in the course of trying to build a home. My first and second marriages failed; they (my wives) left me after having a child each for me. I wondered what made them make such decisions and they made me know that it was because I didn’t have money. This made me know that I have to be able to keep my family and provide for them and make sure that they are satisfied and do not have any reason to look down on me.


Are any of your kids toeing your career path?


Yes, I have two of my children who are toeing my career path and I am very proud of that. They are proud of their father; they love my art and decided to follow in my path. I never forced them, it was their choice and I am glad that they are doing what they love, and it also shows that they are proud of what I do and want to be like me.


How do you discipline your kids?


I do not believe in beating children, I am not saying others who do it are wrong, but it is not my style. In disciplining my children, I have a different method, I rather speak to them, I caution them a lot and they can easily see that I am not pleased with whatever they might have done wrong, they realize their wrongs and apologize


to me, and believe me, they mean it and do not repeat such.






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Utah police stopped Gabby Petito and fiancé after fight on road trip before she went missing, report says

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September 16, 2021

Police in Utah say they responded to a physical altercation last month between a New York woman and her fiancé while they were on a cross-country road trip — an alleged incident that occurred less than a month before her family reported her missing.


A responding officer wrote Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, slapped Brian Laundrie after an argument, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department released Wednesday. But both her and Laundrie told the officer neither wanted to press charges and they love each other.


Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie.via Instagram

The incident occurred on the afternoon of Aug. 12, according to the report. Petito’s family say they lost contact with her in late August and reported her missing on Saturday. Laundrie is now a person of interest in the investigation into her disappearance, police confirmed on Wednesday.


When asked for comment on the police report, the attorney for Petito’s family, Richard Stafford, told NBC News, “The Petito and Schmidt family were instructed by law enforcement to not discuss the details of Gabby and Brian’s relationship.”


Laundrie and his family did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


An officer responded to a possible domestic violence call near a grocery store in Moab, Utah, about 140 miles southeast of Provo. The officer spoke with Petito, Laundrie and a witness whose name was partially redacted in the report.


“All three individuals gave me a similar and consistent story, consisting of the basic idea that the driver of the van, a male, had some sort of argument with the female, Gabbie, as I recall,” the report says.


“The male tried to create distance by telling Gabbie to take a walk to calm down, she didn’t want to be separated from the male, and began slapping him. He grabbed her face and pushed her back as she pressed upon him and the van.”


The incident appeared to be more a mental and emotional “break” than a domestic incident, police said.


“No one reported that the male struck the female, both the male and the female reported they are in love and engaged and to be married and desperately didn’t wish to see anyone charged with a crime,” according to the report. “There were no significant injures reported and both agreed that Gabbie suffers from serious anxiety.”



The officer wrote that when he arrived on scene, near the Moonflower Co-op, he was looking for a white Ford Transit van, which was later stopped by another officer near the entrance of the Arches National Park. While on scene, the Moab officer said there were also two park officers there, the report said.


During the exchange with police, the couple told officers they were struggling with their mental health, but not taking medication.


A second officer listed in the police report wrote he pulled over the van, driven by Laundrie, after observing it going about 45 mph in a 15 mph speed zone. After the officer turned on his lights to pull over the vehicle, he said he witnessed it swerve and strike the curb before it came to a stop.


After the van was pulled over, the officer said Petito was “crying uncontrollably” and told him she was struggling with her mental health. Petito was placed in the back of the officer’s car, the report said, while he spoke to Laundrie on his own.


Petito said she had hit Laundrie in the arm to get his attention as the officer was trying to pull them over, which caused the van to swerve into the curb, the report said. But Laundrie said he thought Petito was trying to grab the wheel while he was driving, resulting in the swerve. The officer said Luandrie’s account “was not consistent with Gabrielle’s statement” and reported he saw scratches on Laundrie’s arm.


The couple had spent the past four or five months traveling together which was creating tension, the report said. “The time spent created emotional strain between them and increased the number of arguments,” the report said.


The couple agreed to separate in lieu of police making a case against Petito for domestic assault, the report said. The officer said he needed to make sure Laundrie wasn’t a victim of “battered boyfriend syndrome.”


Petito was given the van and Laundrie was taken to a hotel, police said. The couple separated for the night and no charges were filed.


The revelation that police in Utah encountered Petito, of Blue Point, Long Island, before she went missing comes as authorities continue to look for her and piece together her whereabouts. Petito was last known to be in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming in late August when she stopped communicating with her family.


The couple had been documenting their travels in the 2012 van on YouTube under the monikers Nomadic Statik and Van Life. That van, with Florida plates, and Laundrie eventually got back to the city of North Port, south of Tampa, but without the woman, police said.


According to police, Laundrie has “not made himself available to be interviewed by investigators” and has “not provide d any helpful details.” He has been named a person of interest by North Port police. The FBI is assisting in the investigation.




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