Lauretta Onochie Stranded In London, Battles Family Over Accomodation


Lauretta Onochie, a former  aide of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari who was appointed Chairman of the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is currently battling with accommodation in the United Kingdom (UK).

This comes three months after her principal, who got her a top job, handed over to his successor, President Bola Tinubu.

CKN News had reported how President Tinubu last Thursday approved the appointment of a new board and management of the NDDC after sacking the one led by Onochie.

Reports had emerged on Saturday that Onochie who was first appointed social media aide by Buhari in 2015, was embarrassed and became stranded after she was kicked out by family members.

A witness to the incident posted this on Twitter 

After 8years of feeding fat as SA Social Media to the President & Chairman NDDC Board. Lauretta is back to the streets of London after she was ignored on the new NDDC Board. She went back to London witout prior notice 2 forcefully eject the family living in her apartment on rent.

— Matthew (@Edafe_Larry) September 2, 2023

In a video shared online she was seen being harassed by a family member who said she could not share a room with her.

A little child, who was seen with a belt also yelled at the former presidential aide.

“I have told my dad to call the cops again, you can’t stay in my house again. I don’t know you, leave our house,” a voice was heard saying.

“Who are you? I don’t know her; she came in today and here is she harassing me,” the person said in another video.

In a post, the former presidential aide explained that her cousin, Victor Ashiedu Fejokwu, and his wife, Ruth Emereze, were stranded in the UK and she took them into her home.

She said that one year later, she made plans to return to the apartment to take possession but the couple became unreachable.

Onochie said various attempts to gain entrance to the apartment were blocked by the couple until she used the police to evict them.

Onochie, in the post titled, “WHAT A BATTLE, I RECOVERED MY HOME!!!”, wrote, “My Cousin, Victor Ashiedu Fejokwu and his wife, Ruth Emereze were stranded, in fact homeless at the time. I took pity on them, took them in, to house them in my home.

“A year ago, when I started making plans to return to continue housing them, they blocked my phone number. I had no access to my letters. Consequently, I missed quite a number of appointments.

“Having the key to the property, I turned up at the door, twice. They installed bolts and bolted the door from the inside and refused to let me in.

“They stopped contributing to the rent when they both have jobs, preferring to host lavish parties.

“At some point before they stopped completely, my sister, Queenesther Nwaise helped to settle many months of rent. My immediate family too, helped.

“I tried again for the last time. When I knocked, his wife sneaked from the garden into the house, to bolt the front door against me.

“Miraculously. Miraculously. She forgot to lock the garden door through where she sneaked into the house. I got access to the house through that door. She called in an IPOB thug and a young lady.

“They became nasty. Of course, I called the police who dealt them a heavy blow, telling them they must vacate for me unless I was willing to continue to house them.

“The cowardly thug ran away before the arrival of the Police. The other young lady went to my bed and spread herself out. Of course, I got her out.”

Onochie stated that the couple began to plead, asking to be allowed to stay but she refused and they moved out two days later.


My Cousin, Victor Ashiedu Fejokwu and his wife, Ruth Emereze were stranded, infact homeless at the time. I took pity on them, took them in, to house them in my home.

A year ago, when I started making plans to return to continue housing…

— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) September 3, 2023

She explained that although a bitter one, the experience would not make her stop helping those who need her assistance.

“Ashiedu and his wife will reap what they did to me. Bountifully,” Onochie stated.

The couple are yet to react to Onochie’s allegations.

Watch video courtesy SR


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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