An 84-year-old man, Maxwell Akuwuodor, has allegedly rendered a widow, Mrs Rosena Akuwuodor, and her 4 youngsters homeless.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident at Umuokoji Umuorii Uratta within the Owerri North Native Authorities Space of Imo State on Wednesday, noticed the girl and her youngsters crying.
The widow alleged that her brother-in-law got here with thugs and a few males in uniform on Tuesday to evict them from the home.
The 49-year-old girl advised our correspondent that her husband, Reginald Akuwuodor, died on September 9, 2020, and was buried on November 20, 2020.
Rosena, who spoke amid tears, mentioned her brother-in-law threw her belongings out of the home with the assistance of the thugs and locked the gate.
She mentioned, “My husband’s solely surviving brother, Maxwell Akuwuodor, evicted me and my 4 youngsters from my husband’s home on Tuesday. He threw out our masses and locked the home. This was a home constructed by my husband. He mentioned he had obtained judgment in opposition to my husband, which isn’t true.
“As I converse with you, I’m homeless. We’ve got not eaten since yesterday. We’ve got no place to go. We’ve got neither taken our tub nor modified our garments. The world ought to come to my rescue. I’m a poor widow with three women and a boy.
“He threw away every little thing that belongs to us inside a home constructed by my husband, together with the credentials of my youngsters. The home is a five-bedroom bungalow.”
Her brother-in-law, Maxwell, advised our correspondent in a phone dialog that the eviction was carried out by workers of the Owerri Excessive Court docket.
He defined that he bought a judgment in opposition to the widow’s husband on a matter of rightful possession of the ancestral land.
However counsel for the widow, Uche Ubochi, mentioned the court docket ruling was wrongly executed.
Ubochi mentioned the court docket didn’t say that the widow and her youngsters must be evicted from her husband’s home.
He famous that the judgment permitted Maxwell to take over one other home mentioned to have been constructed by his father (widow’s father-in-law).
The lawyer mentioned he would file a movement in court docket in opposition to the court docket bailiff for wrongful execution.
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