Monday, 3 December 2012

Surprises As Ojukwu Disowns His First Son, Gives Second Son Only One Property

The content of the Will created surprises for family members when an ‘unknown’ name, Teny Harman, was mentioned as number one among the late Ikemba Nnewi’s children.

More shockers came as the name of Sylvester Ojukwu, his supposed first son, was conspicuously omitted from the list of children endorsed by Ojukwu himself. More so, Emeka Ojukwu Jnr. (his second son) only got a property in Nnewi as his entitlement.

Widow of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca, was mostly favoured as the Will of the ex-Biafra leader was read in Enugu, on Friday.

The Will was read by the Chief Registrar, Enugu Judiciary and Probate Registrar, Mr. Dennis Ekoh.

Bianca, the late Igwe of Oraukwu, Emeka Ojukwu and James Chukwuneme are listed as trustees and executors of the Will, while the names of Ojukwu’s children were next.

Besides, the late Ojukwu stated that only those listed as his children in the Will, and no other person, should be regarded as his children.

Those listed as his children are Tenny Harman, Emeka Ojukwu, Mmegha, Okigbo, Ebele, Chineme, Afam and Nwachukwu.

Meanwhile, Bianca could not hide her surprise when the name of Tenny was earlier mentioned among Ojukwu’s children as she started whispering with family members who were in the registrar’s office with her. She later radiated with a smile when the Will awarded Ojukwu’s GRA, Enugu mansion, ‘Casabianca,’ in her favour.

Bianca also got two properties located at Plot 20, Jabi, Abuja, with Certificate of Occupancy number 4405, as well as another located at Kuje, Abuja.

The late Biafran warlord also willed to Bianca all personal effects, money and cars for her upkeep and that of her children.

He also allotted to her two hectares of land at Umuezeani Umudim Nnewi on the condition that she does not remarry.

His 'strange' daughter, Tenny, was allotted Jubilee Hotels in Kaduna State, but when the codicil was read, it was observed that the hotel had been sold, thus she would receive the proceed from the sale.

The deceased further willed a hectare of land each to all his daughters but directed that his Nnewi property is “to remain a binding legacy to us for generations to come.”

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