Justice Odili: Ohanaeze elders vow to defend troubled Igbo sons, daughters
Uncomfortable with alleged mistreatment of some prominent Igbo sons and daughters, Council of Elders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Worldwide), at the weekend, warned that it would no longer take it kindly with any such “unfair and unjust treatment.”
In a statement signed by the Council Chairman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, they vowed to rise against it, pointing at the despicable recent invasion of Justice Mary Peter Odili’s residence in Abuja by security agents.
They said: “The recent invasion of the home and harassment of one of our illustrious daughters, Princess Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court in Abuja by alleged security agents is despicable”
The council sought full investigation to ensure all those found culpable were brought to book, to serve as deterrent to others.
The elders warned: “Any daughter of Igboland from the date of birth till death, is a bonafide member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Worldwide), no matter where they are married. They are full members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, while their husbands and children are honorary members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“Princess Justice Mary Odili (nee Nzenwa) is the daughter of first Chairman of defunct Nigeria Airways, His Royal Highness, Eze B. S. C. Nzenwa. Her late father was a renowned lawyer and politician before his community called on him to ascend the throne of their ancestors…”