Chief Sylvester Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the Biafran warlord, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has reportedly passed on, aged 62.
Chief Debe Sylvester Ojukwu, first son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumekwu Ojukwu, Biafran War lord is dead, according to an authoritative report by Vanguard.
A family source, who confirmed the news, said he slumped and died at a private hospital in Lagos.
The source who pleaded anonymity said that they are yet to issue a statement on it.
Meanwhile, speaking to PUNCH Newspaper, Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, said she cannot confirm the death of her late husband’s son, Debe Ojukwu.
When contacted on the telephone, Ambassador Ojukwu told a correspondent that it was not her duty to make announcements in the Ojukwu family.
When pressured further that as a stepmother of Debe, she ought to be one of the first persons to know about such things, she said Nnewi people had their customs and tradition.
“According to our tradition, it is not my role to make such announcements. We have elders in the family, who have such duties and functions. It’s not part of my duties”, she stated.
Calls to Emeka Ojukwu for a confirmation of the story were not picked.