Former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Oduah, on Saturday, ignored her ex-husband, Lt Col. Satchie Emmanuel Etoromi (retd.) after he made headlines for his letter requesting that the remains of the son they had together, Late Chinedu Maxwell Oduah-Etoromi, be brought to him for proper burial in Warri, Delta State.
Senator Oduah went ahead as planned to bury Maxwell’s body at her country home in AkiliOzizor, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The funeral was graced by Senator Dino Melaye, who represented Nigeria’s third citizen, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano and several dignitaries including Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, and other Catholic priests and clergymen from different denominations.
It would be recalled that Senator Stella’s ex-husband, Etoromi, in a letter to the ruler of Akili Ozizor, Igwe D.O Oduah, requested that the former aviation minister should bring Maxwell’s remains to Warri, his home town for burial.
The letter reads in part: “Till now, Stella has not told me my son died in her custody. There is rumour that my son will be buried in Akili Ozizor. That is not acceptable at all. My son must be brought to me in Warri for internment.
“Stella should also bring back Eyituoyo Felix Kenneth Oritsetimeyin Ikechukwu Etoromi, who was delivered on August 1, 1989, at 05.30 hour at St Mary`s Hospital Ugboroke, Warri, who she took away from our home over 20 years ago.”
Late Maxwell died at the age of 28 from brain hemorrhage at an Abuja hospital.