VIDEO: How I Found Ikemba Nnewi Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu In London

Ikemba Nnewi Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu is a Nigerian icon and one of the most revered heroes of the Igbo. Governor Peter Obi of Anambra, Victor Umeh, the national chairman of APGA, and some of the governor’s associates have created the impression that the Ikemba is currently recuperating in a top hospital in the United Kingdom. Governor Obi and his close associates have been pretending that the governor has budgeted lots of money to give the best care to Chief Ojukwu. When www.saharareporters.com recently published an exclusive investigative report detailing how the governor has abandoned Ikemba Nnewi, Mr. Obi’s handlers launched a media campaign aimed at misleading fans of the ailing leader to believe that the governor had been settling Ikemba’s medical bills and that the former leader of Biafra was recuperating dramatically well.

Governor Obi recently claimed that Ikemba Nnewi is in "remarkably stable and satisfactory health condition" and even went on to say Chief Ojukwu would be home soon to be "waving to his supporters and chairing meetings".
However, my Investigation shows that Chief Ojukwu is not in any condition to be back home healthy anytime soon.

I tracked the Ikemba down at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (NHS) after a trip that started from The London Clinic to The Wellington Clinic, and Lynden Hill Home Care all at various locations in the United Kingdom.

For the sake of decency I have decided to only show just a side of Chief Ojukwu’s bed, as it would be against all forms of decency to show his face. For the sake of posterity, however, I call on all Nigerians to mount pressure on Gov Obi and all those involved in the scam to milk Ojukwu for political gain.

Dim Ojukwu is on life support and unfortunately in a state that is too grim to be described. Just as Nigerians demanded the true state of health of former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Gov. Obi, Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu (nee Onoh), and the rest of the Ojukwu family owe not just Ndi-Igbo but the whole of Nigeria the truth about what is really happening to a man who, even though he led the Biafran War, remains one of the great Icons of modern Nigeria.

Some parts of the video were blurred to protect the identity of the hard-working NHS personnel at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Kayode Ogundamisi is a citizen reporter with Saharareporters.com

 

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This article will be a course

This article will be a course material for low key investigative journalism, only if SR can prove that the guy on the bed is Dim Ojukwu

he will live

he is my role model.i luv him . cal me on08033679107. i dont have much time now.pls,they should take kia of my man,our dear daddy!!!!!!!!!.where can i come my self to see him with my eyes? i saw him last in 2003 on election rally in imo state.bye!!!!!

any1 CAN GO VISIT A PATIENT

any1 CAN GO VISIT A PATIENT ADMITTED IN A HOSPITAL HERE..as long as u have the person's full name.

Igbo People and money

Thhis is nothing but the love of money by Ojukwus son Emeka who was willing to sell his father's name for political gain. If not, why should he not be grateful to the governor who is paying for Ojukwu and why is he not there to help look after his father? Did someone tell him that the rest of us are mumu and that Bianca's has no other ambition than to sit at the bedside of their father for 7 months while he is here loafing around?
And by the way, Kayode, let me educate you. A man on life support already cannot have a do not resuscitate order because he is already being artificially sustained! Fool! Ojukwu is not Yaradua - yaradua had abandoned his job without handing over. Ojukwu did not abandon any job and was not a public servant so your comparison is foolish at best. Get a life or find a job. This one is not your vocation because you stink at it. Sahara, learn your lesson. enough.

Just wondering...

Can S.R. tell us how Kayode was able to enter the ward/room when Ojukwus older children claim that they can't visit their father becos of Bianca? If it is so easy for Kayode what is stopping these children from doing their job and helping their step-mother look after their father instead of telling us tales by moonlihgt through Sahara? Something is not right.

KAYODE AND EMEKA JUNIOR WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS?

I want to know why Ojukwu's son Emeka junior want to prove to us that his father is dying. Is that what a son should be trying to do? what political point can Obi or Bianca gain from telling us Ojukwu is getting better? is it going to make anambra give Obi 3rd term or is it going to make Jonathan win fresh election in 2015?
As for owing the rest of nigeria and ndigbo explanation, the only person who has right to explanation is the person paying. and he has not asked for your help. The governor has been to visit Ojukwu at least 5 times and his sons have only gone 1 time according to your own report in the news. You kayode showed us vodoo film of unknown hand and bed.
The hospital says Ojukwu is not on life support. so kayode and junior are liars. simple.

KAYODE PROVE YOURSELF.

Bro Kayode, I want you to prove yourself by releasing the video of Ojukwu. I have seen your write up in PM news and the news magazine but because of the hospital statement, it is not appearing true again. why don't you prove yourslef?

WHERE IS OHANAEZE AND IGBO LEADERSHIP?

When I talk ibos will say I am a tribalist but honestly, I am wondering if they have any leadership. All of this is being said about their 'leader' and Ohaneze have not said 1 word to defend him. See how the sultan is defending boko-haram and even abusing the president for sending soldiers to protect his people. Arewa will never take this abuse against the sultan - they will declare instant fatwa on Kayode.
OPC will fight if it is the Oba or Ooni and if it is Oba of Benin, flying wizards will find Kayode before 24 hours and he will find himself running mad in Ajegunle.
So, why are you people not doing something if you are serious.
Since the hospital released a report I have been waiting for Ibo elders to lambast kayode and SR but look at them. They have done nothing! And by the way, where is that man with long red cap? He has not come out to blast Kayode. Is Ojukwu really their leader?
Please you people should do something useful for a change instead of talking.

Kayode and SR should apologise RIGHT NOW.

This is a disgrace. Since the hospital statement on friday why has SR and Kayode not apologised? I am shocked by this snake in the grass claiming that Ojukwu is his icon. He is a Yoruba coward who hates ibos. Why did he not tell us about Aderinokun's health with video backing? Why do we see only praise report for Yoruba icons like Soyinka who was a seadog cultist and who filled FRSC with his cult members? He stole money from FRSC and IBB sacked him - do you people remember? SR you hate ibo people and your non-stop campaign against Ojukwu and his wife since january this year - from open letter to second stroke story to this nonsense 1st grade video - shows a bias that is a shame to a website that started by standing by the truth. This is no longer a truthful website - it has an agenda that is very disrespectful of ibos and clearly wants to destroy us by pouring dirt on our icons. You should return to your original aims which was noble.

Anonymous of use and dump comment

Who is this anonymous who called Obi and Bianca use and dump? Have you now seen how you have been deceived by Kayode and his 419 camera? The foolish shayo was using Ojukwu's name to become famous so he played on our intelligence and now, the hospital has said he is lying because the great man was never on life support and is a paying patient.
All of you that was abusing his wife and the governor should apologise online the just like you were very fast to abuse them.
As for all of you protesting about this not being tribal, have you now seen the truth? Why is this still online? Shouldn't S.R. call the hospital and if the story is false, pull it down and apologise?
S.R. WHAT IS YOUR AGENDA?

KAYODE READ TODAY'S COMPASS NEWSPAPER

KAYODE AND S.R. CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT READ? COMPASS NEWSPAPER HAS PUBLISHED A REPORT FROM THE HOSPITAL THAT THIS KAYODE SAID HE WENT TO AND THEY SAY OJUKWU WAS NEVER ON LIFE SUPPORT AND HE IS NOT ON LIFE SUPPORT.
THAT CAN ONLY MEAN THAT KAYODE WAS JUST TAKING VIDEO OF SIGNBOARD AND SHOWING US A LIE.
I AGREE THAT THIS IS AGENDA TO RUBBISH OJUKWU LEGACY. THIS IS TOO TOO BAD OF S.R. AND TINUBU.
S.R. SHOULD APOLOGISE RIGHT NOW AND EQUALLY PUBLISH WHAT THE ENGLAND HOSPITAL IS SAYING.

WHO ARE YOU FOOLING?

Come, Kayode or whatever you are answering, do you think that showing us signboard of hospitals after perambulating all over England on a leisure drive is tantamount to evidence? what rubbish is this? after wasting a lot of time just to access this video i'm so dissapointed that it shows nothing but signboards and hospital bed and no trace of ojukwu. what is then the purpose of the heading of the video.? i challenge you to show his face to prove your point as you have already designated yourself the chief mourner and advocate for ojukwu.who do you think you're fooling?

THIS IS 419 VIDEO

IMAGINE TRYING TO INSULT MY PEOPLES INTELLIGENCE WITH THIS KINDERGARTEN ROLL TAPE. SO WHERE IS THE OJUKWU IN THIS VIDEO? CLEARLY THIS CLUELESS REPORTER IS STILL SEARCHING...

contact details of the reporter

This is pure abuse of confidentiality. You have abused the Nursing staff and pretended to be someone you clearly were not.You abused the privacy and dignity of this patient. You did not gain consent to film and record and therefore you have broken the law.

Sahara take this nonsense down

In the name of peace it is good for SR to take this down. This insult on our leader is enough. Leave the family of our General, our leader, our icon, Ikemba Odumegwu-Ojukwu alone.
You think you can poke our eye forever but God will make us rise again.
Remember Soyinka and the road safety money chopping?
Do you remember that Awolowos corpse is still not buried because he his in ogboni?
We have more ammunition that you people.
Kayode, you and your entire generation will never have peace until you apologise to our leader and our people.

SR take down this inflamatory video for the interest of PEACE

Sahara Reporters should use its discretions while posting certain articles and videos that can cause disunity. Take a cue from the BBC website that moderates its blogs and posting to ensure no inflammatory postings that will dis-balance to national or racial unity. These Yoruba guys insulting a people's leader have shown fundamental lack of decorum and even home training. We have fought before but learnt nothing from it. Show descretions

Kayode Ogundamisi, SR and double standard

Ikemba is not the only man with stroke in nigeria. No journalist reported that the MD of GTB was on life support at the same hospital as ikemba till he died even though he had his own stroke after ikemba. GTB paid for him. No kayode to tell nigeria about his state. nobody accused his family of abandonment. Was it not customers money? Can anyone tell us who was with him?
But for Ikemba every week there is a report that he is dead, dying, abandoned, on life support, in a flat, in old peoples home, sleeping on the floor, no toileteries - for goodness sake NIGERIANS WAKE UP AND SEE THE GLARING ETHNOCENTRIC REPORTING OF SR. We ibos are tired of the constant pulling down of our icons and I am ashamed of the idiots who think they are being cool by hailing Kayode and SR. This is an ethnic war and it is our highest icon that they are attacking and in so doing, they are attacking all Igbos. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

VIDEO OR NO VIDEO

Video or no video, Ojukwu remmains one of the greatest Nigerian legends of all time. Nobody needs a video for authentification of that fact.whats all the fuss. we all know he is ill. do we need a video to verify that? we all know he is in hospital. isnt it where he is supposed to be. what is the marrer with us Nigerians and our gory fascination about people in distress? please get a life and leave this man alone.

What happens if............

What happens if ....
1. SR reported this without ANY Video?
2. SR showed Ikemba's face on the sick bed?
3. Ikemba WAKES tomorrow?
4. Ikemba DIES tomorrow?
5. Ikemba STAYS on life support till who knows?
6. This story was covered by BBC with or without showing his face in the video?
7. This story was covered by NTA with or without showing his face in the video?

People definitely will have different opinions. The problem is we fail to realize this is not about IKEMBA.

@ Paddy man.....you're still making me LMAO!

Your problem is that you are one of those who dont take time to read but jumps at whatever your eye catches. You can never be satisfied. If SR shows his face you will still complain. If CNN or BBC carries the report thats when you'll believe.
Keep stepping away from the truth, now you are trynna separate Anambra from Nigeria, thats good for you.

People die everyday in Nigeria. The question we need to ask ourselves is that when will Nigeria get to the point where people like Ikemba wont need to be flown abroad? What becomes of the common man in Anambra? Watch him die at the General hospital or roadside?

Your sentiment for Ikemba wont let you see the real issue. This whole issue is NOT about Ikemba. Try and open your eyes.

Height of Incompetence

This incompetent video recording tells us something which is that this kayode or whatever he calls himself is in desperate need of a job. is he freelancing and using this video to help him find permanent work? if so, he has failed woefully and needs to upgrade his credentials and skills.This video is nothing but amateur rubbish only fit for the dustbin.on a last note, i hope the kayode puts in same level of effort to search for his own father who is probably wasting away somewhere in ondo state.

Nigerians are too curious.

How many of you people want your boyfriend or girlfriend to see you first thing in the morning? When you are sick do you want anybody to see you looking bad unless it is your boss at the office because you are dodging work?
Why do you want to see photo of Ojukwu looking sick? So you can inspect him and feel sorry for him and abuse his wife?
You should all admit that it is so that you can feel better about your miserable lives and talk about 'the rich also cry'.
You should remember that this man is a General- a war horse. Why should he show himself looking weak. When he is strong enough to show himself he will. But even if he does not, why should we abuse him, his wife and the governor? Please show some respect.

Tolumide, I am sorry for you

Tolumide, I see that i have touched a raw nerve by revealing your secrets. Sorry o. but anyway, i thank you for wishing Ikemba well. What I don't agree with you over is that we have a right to abuse his wife and governor and him when no-one including this kayode man has seen him. Anambra is his state. if his people want the Governor to give them a statement, they can tell him so but for all of nigeria to keep screaming that they have right to see his picture does not make sense. Chavez is the President of Venezuela. Castro was the president of Cuba. Sharon was the president of Isreal and is being cared for at all of Israel's expense but have you seen one picture of him- even when he went home?

THIS PROVES NOTHING

THIS VIDEO IS NOTHING BUT A SHAM AND PROVES NOTHING.SAHARA SHOULD EMPLOY MORE PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS TO DO BETTER INVESTIGATIVE WORK.IN ANY CASE WHAT HAS IT GOT TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF OIL WHETHER NIGERIANS GET AN EXPLANATION OR NOT? WILL THEY MIRACULOUSLY HEAL HIM.NO. IT WILL STILL BE THE SAME USELESS BANTER ON THE INTERNET AND BEER PARLOURS.

@ Paddy man.....are u a nigerian? LMAO!

Obviously paddy man is a Jamaican LOL! He was not in 9ja when Yaradua was taken abroad and we were been fed LIES upon LIES. Since its only LIES you like. Let me tell you a LIE.

As much as I am not down with Hugo Chavez, he traveled to Cuba for an operation when he was diagnosed of a cancerous tumor, when there were rumors he came back home and told them about the cancer incident. He told them he will be going back again. If you dont know he is the Venezuelan president. He spends the country's money but he knew he owes the people explanation why he went AWOL.

@Paddy man, I hope your state Gov will fly you to a UK hospital when you need life support. Hopefully your government wont pull the plug on you on ur sick bed because you are NOBODY. LOL! LMAO!

@ Paddy man.....u're a clown lol!

@ Paddy man, you just make me laugh. I only need serious people to talk to. Obviously you did not read my second post titled "Non-Serious issues"

Its only in Africa we hide such things. Whats bad in saying "Ikemba is seriously ill, lets keep praying for him" ?(we dont need DETAILS). Thats too harsh right?
I know what you prefer "Ikemba is doing fine, I still spoke with him today, he says I should greet everyone blah blah blah blah" Do you feel good now with those lyrics?
There are 2 things involve, its either Ikemba LIVES or DIES. He cannot stay in between, God will determine his fate. As for me I wish he recovers and truly find out those who loved him and those who took advantage of his situation as political instrument.

It takes some greatness for people to go looking for one

Why worry and sentimentalising, reading your comments. Mohammed went to the mountain. Did the Igbos go looking for Awolowo? Not our cup of tea. Ojukwu must mean something for these Yoruba lads. Good. All we would like to warn these crass boys is not to go making caricature of people's leaders. Anyone who does it is as unafrican as it is disrespectful and can create a wave of problem enough to engulf the whole nation. Be warned.

KAYODE IS A FRAUDSTER

Kayode is a fraudster and his only way of making money is abusing the president for a fee on the internet. This 419 video has shown the whole world how is he. kayode is phd man - pull him down. I am hausa man . If he try this with our people, he know we will find him and there will be fatwa on his head. where is he and his camera when boko haram are are killing us in maiduguri? Or when bank-ole was stealing our money? all of you complaining about ojukwu and public money go and collect the one in bank-ole's account first - that one na in many billions of naira and hundreds of millions of dollars. that one is your business - ojukwu does not need to show you his picture. bianca does not need to answer you - you are too low for them. you are not in their class.

anonymous and tolumide you are too stupid

You anonymous man and tolumide, do you not know that everytime you visit hospital in nigeria it is the state paying for your stupid health. Are you paying the nurses and doctors in nigeria. I know you did not build the hospitals so if you want ojukwu's record for your consumption you had better make sure that they tell us each time you contact gonnorrhia and syphillis from the hookers you frequent. If you have AIDs tell us,o. if you have hernia, tell us. In fact, by your argument, all of Nigeria should be posting our health records on the internet with kayode to record it. And by the way, is it your money paying for Ikemba? I know you have not contributed one kobo to him and his family so shut up your dirty mouth. It is too yellow for public display. coward.

You are a bigger fool

I wish u what u wish others. What goes around comes around. mind ur stupid mouth.