A 49-year-old widow, Mrs Rosena Akuwuodor, and her four children have been allegedly rendered homeless by her brother-in-law at Umuokoji Umuorii Uratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
The widow alleged that her brother-in-law, Maxwell Akuwuodor threw her belongings out of the house with the help of thugs and locked the gate on Tuesday.
She explained that her husband, Reginald Akuwuodor, died on September 9, 2020, and was buried on November 20, 2020.
According to PUNCH, she said, “My husband’s only surviving brother, Maxwell Akuwuodor, evicted me and my four children from my husband’s house on Tuesday. He threw out our loads and locked the house. This was a house built by my husband. He said he had obtained judgment against my husband, which is not true.
“As I speak with you, I am homeless. We have not eaten since yesterday. We have no place to go. We have neither taken our bath nor changed our clothes. The world should come to my rescue. I am a poor widow with three girls and a boy.
“He threw away everything that belongs to us inside a house built by my husband, including the credentials of my children. The house is a five-bedroom bungalow.”
The widow’s property
However, her brother-in-law, Maxwell, said the eviction was carried out by staff of the Owerri High Court.
The 84-year-old man explained that he got a judgment against the widow’s husband on a matter of rightful ownership of the ancestral land.
But counsel for the widow, Uche Ubochi, said the court didn’t say that the widow and her children should be evicted from her husband’s house.
He noted that the judgment permitted Maxwell to take over another house said to have been built by his father (widow’s father-in-law).
The lawyer said he would file a motion in court against the court bailiff for wrongful execution.
A young lady, who identified herself as Awola Victory and claimed to be the daughter of the widow, has called on anyone who can help to come to their aid.
She made this called in a viral video, accusing her uncle of persecuting her, her mother and siblings since their father’s death.