The crisis over the will of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu has worsened.The controversy over the will of the fallen Igbo leader is between the immediate and extended family of the late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu and the widow Bianca.
The Directors of Ojukwu Transport Limited are behind Emeka, a son of the late Odumegwu-Ojukwu.They insist that Ojukwu Transport Limited owned by his father and grandfather, the late Louis Odumegwu-Ojukwu, is a different property from the private property of Ikemba, adding that Chukwuemeka’s widow Bianca cannot claim the company as the ‘controversial’ Will had conferred on her the trusteeship.
The have described the widow, Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, as a joker who has no stake in the company,The Guardian said
The directors have thrown their weight behind Emeka, a son of the late Odumegwu-Ojukwu, emphasised that Ojukwu Transport Limited owned by his father and grandfather, the late Louis Odumegwu-Ojukwu, is a different property from the private property of Ikemba, adding that Bianca cannot claim the company as the ‘controversial’ Will had conferred on her the trusteeship.
“Bianca was neither a trustee member nor a Director of OTL and it is good to note that OTL is a different property from the things the late Ikemba Odumegwu-Ojukwu had and the directorship cannot be transferred through a Will”,one of the Directors, Mr. Ifeukwu Ojukwu, said
Chukwuemeka passed on in a London hospital in November 2011 after a brief illness, aged 78. The Nigerian army accorded him the highest military accolade and conducted funeral parade for him in Abuja, Nigeria on 27 February the day his body was flown back to Nigeria from London before his burial on Friday, 2 March 2012.
He was buried in a newly built mausoleum in his compound at Nnewi. Before his final internment, he had about the most unique and elaborate weeklong funeral ceremonies in Nigeria besides Chief Obafemi Awolowo, whereby his body was carried around the five Eastern states, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, including the nation’s capital, Abuja. Memorial services and public events were also held in his honour in several places across Nigeria, including Lagos and Niger state his birthplace.