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Stella Oduah, ex-husband disagree over burial of late son

01 September 2016, 11:02

Warri - Retired Lt.-Col. Satchie Etoromi, the father of the late Maxwell Etoromi, has requested for the corpse of his late son for burial in Warri, Delta, as against reported plans by his ex-wife Stella Oduah to bury him in Anambra state.

Maxwell was the son of Sen. Stella Oduah, the representative of Anambra North in the Senate.

Etoromi, who hails from Delta, told newsmen on Wednesday in Warri that he wanted the remains of his son to be buried in Warri.

Maxwell died on Aug. 26, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 28.

Also read: How Stella Oduah's son died in Abuja hospital

''I have sent a delegation to his royal majesty, the Igwe of Akili Ozizor, Ogbaru, in Anambra to express my sadness over the death of my son and how I was treated by Stella.

''I read about the death of my son in the newspaper, I was not informed by Stella that my son that was delivered on 14th March, 1988, in St. Mary`s Hospital, Ugboroke, Warri, is dead.

''So, I have sent a letter calling Stella, my ex-wife, to bring my son, who was under her custody, to me for burial in Warri.

"His Royal Highness Igwe Oduah 1, betrothed Stella Oduah to me on 18th November, 1984, in Akili Ozizor.

''We married on the 16th of December, 1984, in His Highness` 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.

''Till now, Stella has not told me my son in her custody is dead.

“There is rumour that my son will be buried in Akili Ozizor and that is unacceptable, my son must be brought to me in Warri for internment,'' he said.


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