First son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Mr. Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu, on Sunday told that Teny Harman was his late father’s a biological daughter.
Debe, who spoke to our correspondent in Enugu, said there was no reason to question the paternity of Herman, as he (Debe) had always known about her.
He said, “That is his daughter, I knew about her; my father told me himself. The old man told me that Teny Herman was his daughter. I am his biggest and closest confidant; so there were so many things he laid bare to me which he never told others.”
Debe, also known as Sylvester, revealed that Teny Herman’s mother was a Northerner.
“Her mother is from the North – Kaduna State precisely but I am not so sure of her first name now,” he said.
According to him, the ex-Biafra warlord’s love for Teny embodied the love he had for Northerners while alive.
He said, “My father loved Teny just the same way he loved the northerners. Infact, Teny’s conception and birth was a hidden agenda he executed to demonstrate his love for the Northerners.”
However, he stated that the “authentic Will” written by his father was yet to be read, saying, “the Will purportedly read last week Friday at the Enugu State High Court is a script prepared by some people to suit their selfish desire.”
Debe added, “That is not his Will, you can see it from the reactions that have trailed it since it was read, so I’m not bothered. When the time comes, my late father’s Will would be read.
“Whenever it is time to read my father’s Will, Nigerians would be duly informed and no one would be taken unawares as was the case in Enugu.”