by Isi Esene
A director of the Ojukwu Transport Company Limited, Ifeukwu Ojukwu, has stated that Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Biafran warlord, Emeka Ojukwu does not have any business being a director of the company.
He said late Ojukwu cannot dictate who represents him on the board of the company since the OTL belonged to his father, late Sir Louis Odumegwu-Ojukwu.
Ojukwu had reportedly directed, in his Will, that Bianca, should replace him as a trustee of OTL.
According to Ifeukwu: “Bianca is 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 Ojukwu had and the directorship cannot be transferred through a Will.”
Meanwhile, Emeka Ojukwu Jnr., who is opposed to the content of the Will purportedly left by his father has taken over his father’s residence in Nnewi claiming that “according to the Igbo tradition the first son would inherit his father’s house and compound on the event of his death.”
He said if the Will had not covered the Nnewi residence, it was traditionally statutory that the first son inherits his father’s house.
Counsel to the late Ikemba of Nnewi, Emeka Onyemelukwe, however, insisted that the Will read last Friday at the Enugu State High Court Registrar was authentic and sacrosanct.
Onyemelukwu denied that the Will was manipulated stating that he had been close to the late Ojukwu since his return from exile in Cote d’Ivoire in 1982.
He said all Ojukwu’s legal papers were still with him, including those of properties and chattels willed to Emeka Jnr, who claimed he did not know him as his father’s lawyer or friend.