Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Biafran warlord Odumegwu Ojukwu has narrated her own side of the story that transpired while she was fighting with Ebele Obiano, wife of the immediate-past governor of Anambra State.
Messrs Obiano and Ojukwu were captured on video engaging in a fisticuff while the inauguration ceremony of Governor Charles Soludo was ongoing.
The video captured Mrs Obiano leaving her seat to where Mrs Ojukwu was calmly seated before the melee broke out.
Narrating what transpired, the Nigerian diplomat in an interview with Arise TV said her attacker acted under the influence of alcohol.
“I didn’t pay any attention to her arrival. Surprisingly, she then walked towards me and I thought she was coming to greet me,” she explained. “Instead she verbally attacked me with her voice raised, taunting me and asking me what I was there to do, using unprintable, vile language.
“She asked if I had come to celebrate their last day in office but I ignored her completely. Then she kept on aggressively putting her hand on my shoulders and shouting.
“While I ignored her verbal onslaught as advised by people sitting around me, I requested twice that she refrains from touching me with her hands.
“She proceeded to do so yet again and tried to touch my head and remove my headtie. It was at this point I stood up to defend myself and gave her a dirty slap to stop her from attacking me.
“As she made towards me, I den pulled away her wig, she then held on to her wig with her two hands and tried to take the wig away from me.
“The former APGA chairman, Umeh, told her to leave me and told everyone to leave. I was stunned by the stench of whisky in her breath at such an early hour of the day.
“How could the first lady be so drunk at that time? I stayed back to watch the ceremony till the end and left with my dignity intact.”
Mrs Obiano was not reachable for comments as at press time. TODAY POLITICS learnt she is with her husband currently being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).