by Isi Esene
Late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s first son, Debe, has revealed that Tenny Harman whose name was mentioned in his Will among the inheritors of his property is his father’s biological daughter. He reportedly said his father told him about her long before now.
According to Debe: “That is his daughter, I knew about her; my father told me himself. The old man told me that Tenny Harman was his daughter. I am his biggest and closest confidant; so there were so many things he laid bare to me which he never told others.”
Debe, also known as Sylvester, confirmed speculation by observers that Herman’s mother would likely be a Northerner considering the location of her inheritance according to Ojukwu’s will which was recently made public in Enugu.
According to the Will, Harman inherited Ojukwu’s Jubilee Hotels in Zaria, Kaduna State.
“My father loved Tenny just the same way he loved the northerners. In-fact, Tenny’s conception and birth was a hidden agenda he executed to demonstrate his love for the Northerners,” he continued.
Debe, however, rejected the Will read last week Friday at the Enugu State High Court saying “it is a script prepared by some people to suit their selfish desire.”
“That is not his Will, you can see it from the reactions that have trailed it since it was read, so I’m not bothered. When the time comes, my late father’s Will would be read.
“Whenever it is time to read my father’s Will, Nigerians would be duly informed and no one would be taken unawares as was the case in Enugu,” he concluded.