Counsellor George Lutterodt has said he is “very happy” to learn that the relationship between veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo and Victoria Lebene Mekpah has collapsed.

The controversial marriage counsellor, who was very critical of the relationship, when contacted by Accra News on Thursday May 25 for his reaction to the eventual collapse of the relationship said: “…It is God we say thanks to. …When I received the news I knelt down and thanked God for glorifying Himself.

“If God’s glory has manifested itself in this matter, I say a big thanks to Him so that those who are headstrong will take a leaf from it.”

Since her relationship with Mr Adjorlolo, a widower in his late 60s, became public a few years ago, Lebene, 26, has had to constantly parry concerns about the viability and propriety of the relationship, with many alarmed at the gap between their ages. More than 40 years the popular actor’s junior, Lebene said she truly loved Mr Adjorlolo and they were set to tie the knot soon.

However, she revealed on Wednesday May 24 that she and Mr Adjorlolo had decided to part ways following the continued objection to the relationship by her father, Chief Supt Mekpah, a retired cop.

But Mr Lutterodt, who publicly stated on many occasions that the relationship would in no way lead to marriage, said Lebene’s stated reason for the collapse of the relationship was a “lie”, given the pair were a mismatch and Lebene was only a “spoilt girl” bent on bringing “disgrace” to the actor by dating and possibly marrying him – even in the face of advice to quit.

“… I am very happy that there was no marriage. …Last time I met her I told her I would do all that was possible to ensure the union would not be formalised today or tomorrow,” he told Nana Ama Osei Tutu, saying he combined prayers and advice to the young woman to ensure they were no longer an item.

Asked why he was hell-bent on seeing the two not make it to the altar, Counsellor Lutterodt said: “First, Lebene is a child, she is young, and a child breaks the shell of a snail, not a tortoise’s. Such an elderly man like Kofi Adjorlolo, he’s lived a decent life and accomplished a lot. And with his advanced years, even if he has lost his wife, he must marry one who is just as old so that woman can have the patience and empathy to take care of him and his children, if there are any. But for a 26-year-old Lebene who is now growing up and will soon start life and, God willing, get a good man to marry, she says such an elderly man is what she wants? If she is not a spoilt girl, why will she hurl herself at the man for him to propose to her?

“Secondly, any marriage that your parents are asking you not to go into, know that it cannot be a blessed one. But Lebene would not budge in spite of all that has been said. Everyone was afraid to tell her but for me as a change agent, I am doing the work of the one who sent me. If you do not take foolishness away from the heart of a child, she grows up into stupid adult. So when I saw that she was a child and I was older than her, I decided to ride on the word of God and my vocation and rid Lebene’s heart of foolishness.

“I also did not want it [the relationship] to be an example for up and coming youth so that young men who have attained marriageable age do not lose such beautiful women like Lebene to someone who is so old…

“So the one I sought to protect was Lebene so she would not bring disgrace on Kofi Adjorlolo. So I’m happy…”

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