Ojukwu gives Bianca largest share of his estate
The will of the late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, was on Friday presented to the family with his widow, Bianca Ojukwu, getting the lion’s share.
The presentation by the Chief Registrar of the Enugu State High Court, Dennis Ekoh, was witnessed by Mrs Ojukwu, Val Nwosu, Ojukwu’s first cousin, and Mike Ejemba.
In the will, the late Ojukwu identified one Tenny Haman as one of his children.
Ojukwu listed the children as Tenny Haman, Chukwuemeka Jnr, Mmegha, Okigbo, Ebele, Chineme, Afam and Nwachukwu.
He gave the Casabianca Lodge at No. 7, Forest Crescent, GRA, Enugu, two properties at Jabi and Kuje in the FCT as well as all his money and personal effects to his widow.
He also said Bianca should replace him as the trustee in the family company, Ojukwu Transport Limited, while also giving her two plots of land in his village at Nnewi.
He, however, added that if she re-married, the land should be taken away from her.
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.
The Ikemba of Nnewi also shared other landed property in the village among all his children.
Ojukwu listed the trustees and executors of the will to include Bianca, Emeka Jnr and 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.