Archbishop Valerian Okeke and Lady Juliana Onuorah case: Drama In Court As Counsel Suddenly Fails Sick In Anambra

www.odogwublog.com reports that it was a mild drama yesterday at the High Court in Ogidi, Idemili north council area in a land case involving the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev Valerian Okeke and the 92 year old widow, Lady Juliana Onuorah, when the defendants counsel suddenly fell sick.
Following the development of the sudden illness to the defendants counsel, CJ Asiegbu, the presiding judge, Justice Vincent Agbata adjourned the matter to 6th July, 2017 for continuation.
Though, the Catholic Archbishop was absent again, but his counsel while cross examining the widow, applied for adjournment, which did not go down well with the plaintiffs’ counsel Theodore Udochi.
Udochi alleged that the sudden acclaimed sickness by the defendants’ counsel was part of the delay tactics being employed by the defendants’ counsels to frustrate the widow.
Justice Agbata was equally taken aback by the sudden illness by Asiegbu and warned that counsels should stop applying delay tactics on the matter to save the widow further stress.
During cross examination, the 82 year old widow, Juliana Onuorah told the court that she did not build the church for only the Catholic, that every denomination was free to worship in it. 
The widow and her only daughter, Patricia had dragged the Catholic Archbishop Okeke, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the church among others to court over alleged false claims of their property by the defendants.
Other lawyers who were equally in court yesterday representing the Archbishop and the catholic BOT included Anthony Chukwuemeka Anaenugwu (SAN), Osita J Nnadi (SAN), while Udochi led I.O Oni for the plaintiffs.
The woman admitted that she was a catholic and a member of Saint Theresa’s society, adding that the church she built in her compound was for her and her family members.
The said “Our Lady’s church was commissioned by Late Bishop A.K Obiefuna many years ago according to the woman, adding that it was part of her Our Lady’s bakery industry limited owned by her.
When Asiegbu reminded her that it was Our lady’s Assumption Catholic Church, the woman replied that it was only Our Lady’s and not with Assumption.
She also admitted that she equally built a house for the priests, adding that all the property being mentioned were on the land being claimed by the catholic church today.
However, counsel to the defendants Asiegbu accused the plaintiff’s lawyers of applying delay tactics and not them, while the matter was adjourned by Justice Vincent Agbata for Thursday 6th July for continuation.    




Archbishop Valerian Okeke and Lady Juliana Onuorah case: Drama In Court As Counsel Suddenly Fails Sick In Anambra Archbishop Valerian Okeke and Lady Juliana Onuorah case: Drama In Court As Counsel Suddenly Fails Sick In Anambra Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, July 03, 2017 Rating: 5

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