Maxwell Chinedu Toritseju Etoromi, the 28-years-old son of former Aviation minister, Stella Oduah, passed away last Friday and his father, Oduah’s ex-husband, is requesting his son’s corpse be returned to him so he’s buried in his hometown of Delta State.
Lt-Col. Satchie Emmanuel Etoromi (rtd.) on Wednesday, August 31, begged the ex-minister to give him his late son’s body for proper burial in Warri, Delta State, his hometown rather than bury him at her village in Anambra State.
Sahara Reporters stated that Etoromi sent a delegate to his royal majesty, Igwe D. O Oduah, the Igwe of Akili Ozizor, Ogbaru in Anambra State – Stella Oduah’s father – expressing sadness of his son’s demise which he found out through a newspaper publication and how unhappy he is at Ms Oduah’s disposition towards him depsite Maxwell being his son too.
Oduahs battle over child’s corpse
The letter which was also copied to the Most Reverend Valerian Okeke and The Arch-Bishop of Onitsha. The Parish Priest, Father, Donald Uzoh of Sacred Heart Parish,also received it. The letter read:
Appeal To Intercede to Ensure Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah Brings My Son, Maxwell Chinedu Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Etoromi To Me In Warri For Burial.
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`s 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 in the internet stories that my son Maxwell Omabuwa Temisanre Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Chinedu Etoromi who Stella delivered for us on 14th March 1988 at 05.00 hour in St Mary`s Hospital Ugboroke Warri is dead.
Up till now Stella has not told me my son died in her custody.
There is rumor that my son will be buried in Akili Ozizor. That is not acceptable at all.
My son must be brought to me in Warri for internment.
Born Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah in Akili Ozizor, Ms Oduah is Nigeria’s ex-Aviation minister. She served under the late President Yar’Adua and presently the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone.