Ojukwu’s Family Disowns Niece Arrested By NDLEA As A Drug Trafficker

Ijeoma-OjukwuThe family of late Biafran warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has denied that a suspected drug trafficker, Ijeoma Ojukwu, who was recently arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, is a niece of the deceased.

Ijeoma was arrested alongside four others by the NDLEA at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, for being in possession of 2.24kg of cocaine.

Others are – Ali Bala Adamu, Uche Igwelo, Egbuche Fidelis Osita and a staff of the NDLEA, Victor Umeh.

The suspect, who is a mother of two and runs a restaurant in Brazil, is believed to be a member of an international drug trafficking ring.

A statement issued on Thursday by a brother to the late Ikemba Nnewi, Lotanna Ojukwu, disowned Ijeoma Ojukwu as a member of the family.

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

“Our family therefore demands that you stop referring to her as Ikemba’s niece. Thank you for your cooperation”, the statement read.