…Accuses Deceased Son Of Defamation
…Threatens Legal Action
Traditional Ruler of Obi Mbieri Autonomous Community, in Mbaitoli, HRH, Eze Josiah Nzeremibe has debunked news of his stopping the burial of his uncle’s wife, late Mrs Loice Osuji
This is even as he declined knowledge of the said uncle’s wife’s death wondering why a human being in this century instead of being positive in thought and action would fabricate such a never thought act, let alone putting it into action.
Speaking to weekend Lead in his palace, Eze Osuji while threatening to sue the fabricator of such news who also described a Traditional Ruler of his class as a foster Son in the Osuji Dynasty.
Online Dailypost.ng amongst other Newspapers published a news story by one Adolphus Osuji where he accused the said Traditional Ruler of Obi Mbieri, Osuji of using Thugs to stop and prevent the burial of his mother, late Mrs. Loice Osuji.
Reacting to this, the Traditional Ruler disclosed that he was not aware of the said uncle’s wife’s death let alone stopping the said burial.
Eze Osuji who described the news as a figment of the imagination of the author aimed at dragging his good image to the mud vowed to sue the originator of the news so that Court will teach him the meaning of the word”foster “son as a, description for a Traditional Ruler in Igbo Land.
In the same manner, the Leadership of Obi Mbieri Autonomous Community has registered its anger and disapproval of what they termed derogatory and inflammatory speech against their Traditional Institution as well as their Traditional Ruler by the said Adolphus Osuji
In a press release signed by the Palace Secretary chief Clifford Uknunuju, the Community while expressing disappointment in the writer made it clear that the writer who they described as a non member of Osuji dynasty But Agbakaeme family who wants to reap from where he did not sow.
Describing the said utterance of Adolphus as an abomination, they revealed that the said Eze is not aware of such death.
Eze’s clarification was sequel to a publication recently made by Mr. Adolphus Osuji in some local tabloids in the state including DailyPost Nigeria, accusing the monarch of locking them out of the family compound since six months using the military to stop his mother’s burial.
It further said that “His Royal Highness Eze Josiah Ezeremibe Osuji, EzeUkwu I of Obi-mbieri autonomous community, remains the only bonafide son of OsujiAgbakaeme lineage and to describe him as a ‘foster son’ by the renegade Adolphus Osuji is an abomination.
“That the monarch is one of the most peaceful and philanthropic Traditional Rulers in Imo state that has greatly contributed to the peaceful coexistence of the community and immediate family especially with infrastructural developments and projects too numerous to mention.
“That Eze Josiah Osuji is the oldest and eldest son of Osuji’s dynasty hence is currently not aware of the death of the said Uncle’s wife, Mrs. Louis Osuji as such has not been communicated with him.
“That the traditional ruler is not aware of any burial or burial date of the said Uncle’s wife or anybody in Osuji’s family, let alone stopping the same.
“The entire Obi-mbieri autonomous community regrets the unguarded utterances and derogatory comments of Mr. Adolphus Osuji against the monarch.”
Furthermore, the release disclosed how Mr. Adolphus Osuji has tremendously benefitted from the Traditional Ruler’s largesse and philanthropy.
It said, “all my buildings in Nigeria, he built. All my goods and businesses, he managed and supervised. All importations my companies made in recent times, Adolphus was in charge. He was like my manager, my Chief of Staff.
“When he contested for and won his councillorship election, I funded it. I take care of the family in everything. He has made over 200million naira from me but asks me today what he used the money to do, nothing.
“He could not build a house in the village neither does he have land or compound in the village. He goes around telling people that I locked him out, how? Has he any house in the compound, the answer is no. His only grudge against me is that I told him and his brothers including his late mother to make available all the 14 big portions of lands in their custody handed over to their late father on trust till I grow up. Now that I have grown up, I have come to them to demand those lands. All they told me is that their father is my father’s son and I am a foster son and have no right to ask for the family property.
“Their late father, Ebenezer and my own father OsujiAgbakaeme had no blood relationship of any kind. The said Ebenezer was my father’s servant in those days, by virtue of this, he knew everything about my father’s property. I was only three years when my mother died and my elder sister, Comfort took me to Lagos.
“In my absence over the years as a toddler, my father, late OsujiAgbakaeme handed over all his landed properties to Late Ebenezer, their father on trust. Today, they don’t want to release those lands to me.
“They have even sold many and misused the money. They took their mother away who was better off in my house so that she wouldn’t show me the lands. Now they are accusing me of hiring thugs to stop their mother’s burial. This is not true. I’m not even aware that their mother is dead.
“It is unfortunate that Adolphus started the media propaganda and blackmail with defamatory comments against my person. He forgot the matter is still ongoing in High Court. They want me dead so that they will intimidate, harass and threaten my children and eventually take my father’s inheritance. I’m not aware that my Uncle’s wife died, if it’s true, I should have been informed.
“The uniform men you see in my house were given to me by the IGP upon application to him as a traditional ruler. They are only for security, nothing else. My regret is that all my efforts to make Adolphus somebody met brick walls and that’s why he continues to see my father’s inheritance as his only means of survival.
“The earlier he stops all this blackmail against me, the better for him because no amount of propaganda will make him a son of my father OsujiAgbakaeme or qualify him to partake in the sharing of the family property,” the monarch concluded.
This same Adolphus Osuji has tremendously benefitted from my largesse. All my buildings in Nigeria he built. All my goods and businesses he managed and supervised. All importations my companies made, he was in charge. He was like my manager, my chief of staff. When he contested and won his councillorship election I funded it. I take care of their family in everything. He has made over N200 million naira from me but asks me today what he used the money to do nothing. He could not build a house in the village neither does he has land or compound in the village. He goes around telling people that my family locked him out. How? When he has no house in my compound. His only grudge against me is that I told him and his brothers together with their mother to make available to me all the 14 big landed properties of my father in their custody handed over to their own father to hold for me on trust till I grow up. Now that I have grown up I have come to them to demand those lands. All they told me is that their father is my father’s son and that I am a Forster son and so the properties in their custody are their father’s property when their father late Ebenezar and my own father Osuji Agbakaeme has no blood relationship of any kind. The said Ebenezar was my father’s Servant those days by virtue of which position he knew everything about my father Osuji Agbakaeme including his properties. I was only about three years when my mother died and my elder sister Mrs comfort took me to Lagos. In my absence over the years as a toddler, my father late Osuji Agbakaeme handed over all his landed properties to their Father Ebeneza to hold for me on trust. Today they don’t want to hand over the same to me. They want to hold unto the said 14 lands and many more yet to identify. They have even sold many and misused the money. They took their mother having a shelter in one of my houses inside my compound for years and ran away so that the woman will not show me the lands. Now they are accusing me of stopping the burial of their mother(my uncle’s wife). Is their mother dead?. Have they fixed the burial? Indeed I am not aware. It’s unfortunate that Adolphus started a media propaganda and blackmail with defamatory comments against my person especially when this matter is ongoing at the Imo State High Court. He wants me dead so that they will intimidate, harass and threatening my children and the entire family and by so doing will finally take my father’s inheritance and probably sell them off as they have been doing. I did not stop any burial with any thugs. I am not aware of any such burial. To the best of my knowledge no wife of my uncle died. If any I have not been notified. As a traditional Ruler, the IGP of police upon application gave me armed policemen providing maximum security for my family and palace. What then do I need thugs for. My regret is that all my efforts to make the said Adolphus somebody met brick walls and that’s why he continues to see my father’s inheritance as his only means of survival. I advise him to stop all these blackmail against my person because the same will not make him a son of my father Osuji Agbakaeme or make him partake in the sharing of the family properties”