Ex-husband wants Oduah to return son’s body
Ex-husband of Senator Stella Oduah, Lt. Col. Satchie Emmanuel Etoromi, has urged her to return his late son to him in Warri, Delta State for burial.
Etoromi made the demand shortly after sending a delegation to the Igwe of Akili Ozizor, Ogbaru in Anambra State.
He expressed sadness over the death of his son and how his ex-wife treated him.
The letter to the royal father was titled, “Appeal to intercede to ensure Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah brings my son, Maxwell Chinedu Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Etoromi to me in Warri for burial.”
The bereaved father said he read about the death of their 28-year old son in the newspapers, without being informed by his ex-wife.
The letter reads: “His Royal Highness Igwe Oduah 1, betrothed Stella Oduah to me on November 18, 1984 in Akili Ozizor. We married on December 16, 1984 in his palace in Akili Ozizor. After the payment of dowry and exchange of gifts, we were taken to Nde-Mili, where we performed the final rites.
“I am surprised to see stories in the Internet that my son, who Stella delivered on March 14, 1988 at 05.00 hour at St Mary’s Hospital, Ugboroke, Warri is dead.
“Up till now, Stella has not told me that my son died in her custody. There is rumour that my son will be buried in Akili Ozizor, which is not acceptable at all. My son must be brought to me in Warri for internment.”
A copy of the letter was sent to the Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke and the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Donald Uzoh.
Etoromi explained that his grief was too much to bear, hence he was reacting this way.
Maxwell died last Friday. Efforts to reach the bereaved senator last night were unsuccessful. Also, her telephones lines could not be reached as they were switched off.