Ojukwu’s Family Denounces Suspected Drug Trafficker

Family of the late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu has denied ties with a suspected drug trafficker, Ijeoma Ojukwu.

Ojukwu was on Tuesday, arrested with five others by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) for being in possession of 2.24kg of cocaine.

She was reported to be a niece to the late Ojukwu.

But a statement by Ojukwu’s brother, Lotanna Ojukwu denied the suspect.

“The woman arrested by the NDLEA for importing cocaine into Nigeria, whose photograph has appeared in some publications, Ijeoma Ojukwu, is not in any way related to my brother Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

“Our family, therefore, demand that you stop referring to her as Ikemba’s niece. Thank you for your cooperation,” he said.

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But NDLEA’s spokesperson Mitchell Ofoyeju said Ijeoma is insisting she was a niece to the late Ojukwu.

“She is still in our custody. They should go and find out her background. She said she is Ojukwu’s niece.”