Leadership (Abuja)

1 December 2012

Nigeria: Ojukwu Names Love Child in Will, Bianca Shocked

Exactly one year after his death on November 26, 2006, the Will of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was unveiled by the chief registrar, Enugu judiciary and probate registrar, Mr. Dennis Ekoh.

Odumegwu-Ojukwu's widow, Ambassador Bianca, was mostly favoured, as the will awarded her the former Biafran leader's Enugu mansion popularly known as' Casabianca' located at 7, Forest Crescent, Government Reserved Area (GRA), two properties on Plot 20 Jabi ,Abuja, with certificate of occupancy number 4405, as well as another property in Kuje, Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

There was however, a shocker in the will, as he mentioned an "unknown" Teny Harman as the number one among his children but omitted the name of Sylvester Dede Ojukwu from the list he endorsed as his children.

Also, Odumegwu-Ojukwu gave all his personal effects, monies and cars to Bianca for her upkeep and that of her children as well as two hectares of land at Umuezeani Umudim Nnewi if she doesn't remarry.

He also transferred his position in Ojukwu Transport Company Limited, owned by his late father to Bianca and her children.

Sylvester had reportedly claimed severally that he was the son of Ojukwu.

Tenny was awarded Jubilee Hotels, Zaria, but she would only receive the proceeds of the sale of the hotel.

The first son, Emeka Jnr., got the family house at Nnewi, while the newly mentioned daughter, Tenny Haman, got the Jubilee Hotel located in Zaria, Kaduna State.

He also shared other landed property in his village among all his children.

Ojukwu listed the trustees and executors of the will to include Bianca, Emeka Jnr and Mr James Chukwuneme.

Reacting to the will, Bianca, who is Nigeria's Ambassador to Spain, expressed satisfaction with its contents.

"It was a fair will. This time round, he did not disappoint us," she said.

The ambassador, however, expressed shock at the disclosure of a new daughter in the family, whom she said had never been mentioned by her husband.

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