Lt-Col. Satchie Emmanuel Etoromi (rtd.) in a statement released today Wednesday 31 August 2016, asked his divorced wife, Senator Stella Oduah, a former minister of Aviation, to release the body of their late son, Chinedu Maxuel Etoromi, whose requiem mass was held days ago, for proper burial in his hometown in Warri, Delta State.
Pa Etoromi said in a letter addressed to Igwe D. O. Oduah, the Igwe of Akili Ozizor, Ogbaru in Anambra State, Stella Oduah's father:
“Appeal To Intercede to Ensure Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah Brings My Son, Maxwell Chinedu Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Etoromi To Me In Warri For Burial,.
"His Royal Highness Igwe Oduah 1 betrothed Stella Oduah to me on 18th November 1984 in Akili Ozizor. We married on the 16th of December 1984 in His Highness`s Palace in Akili Ozizor. After the payment of dowry and exchange of gifts, we were taken to Nde-Mili where we performed the final rites.
"I am surprised to see in the internet stories that my son Maxwell Omabuwa Temisanre Obiechina Wereyesigha Toritseju Chinedu Etoromi who Stella delivered for us on 14th March 1988 at 05.00 hour in St Mary`s Hospital Ugboroke Warri is dead.
"Up 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."