April 23, 2024

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Court Awards Ojukwu’s Will To Bianca

The Enugu state high court has awarded the will of the late Chukwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu to his window, Mrs Bianca. Justice A.O Onovo gave the judgement after he quashed the suit of the late Chief (Dr) Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu (who claimed to be Ojukwu’s first son).

The plaintiff died in 2018 while the matter was still pending in the court, but his two daughters, Nene Grace and Obianuju Sarah applied for substitution in the suit.

In the judgement that lasted for over two hours, on Wednesday, March 28, Justice Onovo held that Debe was not able to prove that he was acknowledged by the late Ojukwu in the course of his lifetime, as his biological son.

Justice Onovo said:

“It is the prerogative of a man to recognize a child born out of wedlock as his child,” maintaining that acknowledgement of paternity could also be inferred from certain acts by a father towards a purported son, and were not evident in the instant case.

“The plaintiff had averred that he had been recognized by groups, associations and other members of society as a son of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, but the Judge queried, “Can Public opinion be the sole basis of determining the paternity of a child born out of wedlock? I do not think so.”

Bianca had in August, 2023 won a legal battle involving the management and control of some of the assets of Ojukwu Transport Company.

Meanwhile, Bianca has taken a swipe at Ebele Obiano, the immediate former first lady of Anambra state. Bianca in a post made on her Facebook page said Karma is always served hot. In the post titled, “Karma is always served piping hot and right on time’, the former ambassador said it is important for one not to be seen trying to acquire some of the things he or she has denied other people.