By Our Correspondent
Barely four months after the burial of the late PDP State Chairman, Obong Udo Ekpenyong, the eldest son of the late party chairman, Anyanime Udo Ekpenyong has raised alarm over what he described as false claims of his late father’s property by his step mother, Mrs Elizabeth Udo Samuel Ekpenyong.
Anyanime Ekpenyong disclosed this to journalists yesterday in Uyo when he grabbed a copy of The Pioneer Newspaper carrying probert (Caveat Empto) publication capturing names of deceased and next of kins of the deceased.
He stated that during the burial of his late father, late Chief Udo Ekpenyong that his step mother Elizabeth Ekpenyong, in conspiracy with few family members, sidelined him in all the processes to his father’s burial.
Anyanime said he made several complaints to government ‘s officials including Mr. Ephraim Inyang during condolence visits on the attitude of his step mother.
He affirmed the government officials promised to intervene on the matter for a lasting solution yet nothing was done
According to Anyanime, the step mother succeeded in sidelining him in the burial process, instead, his step brother and her first son, Frank Udo Ekpenyong was made known and popular as late Udo Ekpenyong’s first son.
After his father’s burial, Anyanime Ekpenyong pointed that his step mother went to secure a letter of administration from the court to forfeit his late father’s properties without his knowledge.
He revealed after he noticed that the step mother had moved to secure a letter of administration to claim all his late father’s properties, he rushed to the court and obtained injunction order via caveat empto restricting her from the false claims.
Anyanime said he reported the case again to Ephraim Inyang-eyen but was surprised the way Ephraim Inyang-eyen responded.
He alleged that Ephraim Inyang-eyen abused and called him names , adding that since then, the Chief of Staff has not been picking his calls.
Anyanime Ekpenyong who said he obtained a court injunction since before the judiciary staff embarked on industrial action, said he was surprised that the same court of which he obtained the injunction , and under the Akwa lbom State Judiciary, could ignore the court injunction, went ahead and publish his step mother as the next of kin to his late father.
Anyanime while calling on members of the public to disregard such publication, warned that anybody doing any business with his step mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Udo Samuel Ekpenyong in respect to his father’s property or properties is doing so at his own risk.