Lieutenant Colonel Satchie Emmanuel Etoromi (rtd.), the ex-husband of Senator Stella Oduah, has sent a powerful delegation to His Royal Majesty, Igwe D. O. Oduah, the Igwe of Akili Ozizor, Ogbaru in Anambra State, for the return of his late son, Maxwell Etoromi, to him in Warri, Delta State for burial.
Etoromi urged the monarch, who is the father of the senator, to prevail on her so that his late son can be buried in his father’s home in Warri.
Addressing newsmen in Warri on Wednesday, Etoromi said he and Senator Oduah got married on December 16, 1984 in the Igwe’s palace in Akili Ozizor after the monarch betrothed Stella Oduah to him on November 18, 1984.
In the letter to the royal father, entitled: “Appeal To Intercede To Ensure Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah Brings My Son, Maxwell Chinedu Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Etoromi, To Me In Warri For Burial,” Etoromi 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 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 TEMISAREN 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 rumour 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.”
The letter, which was copied to Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, the Archbishop of Onitsha, and the Parish Priest, Father Donald Uzoh of Sacred Heart Parish, added: “Stella should also bring back EYITUOYO FELIX KENNETH ORITSETIMEYIN IKECHUKWU ETOROMI who was delivered on 1st August 1989 at 05.30 hour in St Mary’s Hospital Ugboroke Warri whom she took away from our home over twenty years ago.”