The estranged husband of a UK based Nigerian lady, Jessica McGraa, who was recently murdered, has expressed shock over discovery that his late wife was a commercial sex worker.
The husband, Gareth McGraa, 56, from Southport on Merseyside, said Jessica hid her secret life very well. The couple separated when their son was just a year old. After that, they had several reunions and Gareth always hoped they would get back permanently, DailyMail reports. According to reports, Jessica grew up in Aberdeen and later moved to Manchester before settling in London. She described her son as the ‘love of my life’ and her Facebook page was full of photographs of the pair together.
The deceased’s secret life as a £220 per hour prostitute emerged after she was found brutally murdered in a rented flat at Aberdeen, Northeast Scotland, about 600 miles from the home she shared with her son. It was learnt that Jessica only returned to Aberdeen, Scotland’s oil capital from London a couple of weeks ago, having lived and worked there in the past. Gareth was working as a chief mechanic with Atlantic Drilling in Nigeria, in 2005, when he met Jessica in a bar, at Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital. He later married her and believed his 37-year-old deceased wife was making money to fund the high life she loved by selling hair extensions.
“Coincidentally, I was being transferred to Lagos and she was going there at the same time. We travelled together. We were married in Nigeria very shortly after that. Her family was there. We celebrated in a hotel restaurant in Lagos. I knew she was using me for a passport to a certain extent but I felt more than that. “I, Jessica and our son enjoyed a family Christmas, spending five days at a spa hotel. We had our issues like couples do, but I spoke to her every other day. She was with me for 10 years.” It was gathered that they last spoke on Tuesday last week, three days before Jessica was found dead in a flat in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace. A week later, police arrived to break the shattering news to Gareth.
They revealed the shocking truth about Jessica’s double life. He insisted he had no suspicion Jessica was a prostitute. Gareth further revealed that he also found out Jessica used aliases including Ebony Bianca and Kelly West on escort sites. Gareth said: “She liked to be the centre of attention, but she wasn’t a girl to put it about; she wasn’t at all like that, never! When I met her, I didn’t think she’d had more than a handful of lovers in all her life. She wasn’t cheap and liked her Gucci and Armani handbags. She loved the high life and wanted all her dreams to come true tomorrow. “But she was also a pious person who believed in God. I knew what I was walking into, but I really cared for the girl. I knew her as a devout Christian and a doting mother, yet she was living under a charade.”