Chief Sylvester Debe Odumegwu Ojukwu is dead. He died on Friday night after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital.
Chief Debe Ojukwu was the first son of the Igbo leader and Biafra war lord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
In a related development, Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has said she cannot confirm the death of her late husband’s son, Debe Ojukwu.
When contacted on the telephone , Ambassador Ojukwu told Punch newspaper 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.