Anambra Governor condoles Oduah over son’s death

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Sen. Stella Oduah
Sen. Stella Oduah

By Emmanuel Ndukuba

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has condoled with the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Sen. Stella Oduah on the death of her son, Chinedu.

In a condolence message to the senator signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Emeka Ozumba in Awka on Thursday, Obiano
said he received the news about the death with deep regret.

He said “I received with deep regret the report of the death of your beloved son late Chinedu Etoromi.

“The news came to me as a shock and source of grief. On behalf of my family and Anambra citizens, please accept my sincerest condolences.

“Chinedu left us in the prime of his youth, taking away from us his endearing personality. My thoughts are with you, the members of your family and loved ones in this trying time.

“I have no doubt that his demise is bound to leave a vacuum in your life. But since we cannot question the will of God, I urge you to accept the situation with Christian calmness.

“My prayers are that God will strengthen you at this time and grant him eternal rest.”

Son’s death

Recall that Sen. Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial district in the Senate lost her son in Abuja on Friday.

Battle with ex-husband

However, the death of her son has sparked up some controversy as her Ex-hyusband who had not been in the news for a long time had demanded the corpse of his son to be burried in Delta State.

Lt. Col Satchie Etoromi, her former husband and father of her son, Maxwell Etoromi has requested for the corpse for burial in Warri, Delta.

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

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

”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.

Stella Oduah, former aviation minister, represents Anambra North in the senate.

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