Ojukwu names mystery Hausa daughter in Will -Bianca takes Enugu, Abuja houses, all money -Son’s name missing
THE Will of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, was finally read on Friday at the Enugu High Court, with his widow, Bianca, getting the lion’s share.
It was like a drama of sort as the Will, which was read by the Chief Registrar of Enugu State High Court, Mr. Dennis Ekoh, threw up some surprises as the late warlord identified an unknown Hausa woman, Tenny Harman, as number one among his children.
There were to be more surprises as the name of Sylvester Ojukwu was omitted from the list endorsed by Ojukwu himself as his children. Emeka Ojukwu (Jnr) only got a property in Umudim Nnewi, Ojukwu’s hometown, as his entitlement.
After appointing Bianca; the late Igwe of Oraukwu, Emeka Ojukwu and James Chukwuneme as trustees and executors of the Will, the names of the children was next; and the late Ikemba stated that only the eight listed, and no other person, should be regarded as his children.
The eight children listed were Tenny Harman, Emeka Ojukwu, Mmegha, Okigbo, Ebele, Chineme, Afam and Nwachukwu.
Bianca, who arrived the Enugu High Court premises in a black Toyota Prado Jeep at about 8:30a.m., could not hide her surprise when Tenny’s name was mentioned among Ojukwu’s children, as she started whispering with family members who were in the registrar’s office with her.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Spain would be all smiles later as the Will awarded her Ojukwu’s Enugu mansion, ‘Casabianca’, located at No: 7 Forest Crescent, GRA, which was named after her.
Bianca also got two properties located at plot 20 Jabi Abuja, with Certificate of Occupancy number 4405, as well as another property located at Kuje, Abuja.
Ojukwu also said that Bianca should replace him as the trustee in the family company, Ojukwu Transport Limited, while he also willed to her two hectares of land at Umuezeani Umudim Nnewi.
He, however, added that if she remarried, the land should be taken away from her.
The late Igbo leader also willed to his wife all personal effects, money and cars for her upkeep and that of her children.
Ojukwu’s strange daughter, Tenny, was allotted the Jubilee Hotels, Zaria; but when the codicil was read, it was observed that the hotel had been sold. Thus, she is to receive the proceeds from the sale.
For the former commissioner in Anambra State, Emeka Ojukwu, it was not a fair deal as he got only a house in Umudim Nnewi.
The late leader 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.”
Source: Nigerian Tribune