Tuesday, January 1, 2013
As I have previously discussed, Ojukwu's will was read aloud and it disposition of property divided his family between the former leader's widow and his sons. Now a codicil has appeared and it has shed some light on the dispute. First, it appears that Ojukwu did in fact intend to give his widow the majority of his property. Furthermore, it also appears as that the widow was correct in her assertion that she owned the property before Ojukwu passed away. Ojukwu claimed that two of the properties were already transferred to her through a Deed of Gift as an inter vivos gift. His codicil also clarified that the Jubilee Hotel that was suppose to go to his daughter Tenni Hamman was already sold, although Ojukwu claimed that the will did compensate Tenni with a portion of his real estate holdings.
See Tony Edike, Between Ojukwu's Will and the Codicil, Vanguard, Dec. 30, 2012.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.