Some members of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka
Odimegwu-Ojukwu's family have accused the wife of the deceased,
Bianca, of greed by laying claim to some property which she felt
belonged to her late husband.
In a 19-paragraph statement of defence filed before a Lagos High
Court, Igbosere, the Ojukwu Transport Limited and seven family members
said they would subject Bianca to the strictest proof in the suit
which she filed on behalf of her two underage sons.
The two sons – Afamefuna and Nwachukwu – are the claimants on record
in the suit.
Accusing Bianca of being greedy, they stated that for over 12 years
prior to the death of Odimegwu-Ojukwu, he had moved to Enugu State
and had since then not lived in any of the company's property as
alleged by the claimants.
Their statement of defence read, "The property belongs to the first
defendant (the company). The fact is that the claimants' mother, being
greedy, felt she could hold onto the first defendant's properties.
"For over 12 years prior to his death, the late Dim Chukwuemeka
Odumegwu Ojukwu moved to Enugu and since then had not lived at the
first defendant's property as alleged by the claimants."