By Simon Akwu
Initial reports said it was Mrs. Obiano that first slapped Bianca but the former ambassador and one-time beauty queen confirmed video evidence that it was her who first slapped her when provoked.
Bianca, who spoke about the incident while appearing on Arise TV on Friday, claimed that Mrs. Obiano was drunk and came to abuse her, which prompted her own reaction.
The Witness newspaper, which said it monitored the interview, quoted Bianca, wife of late Igbo legend, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, as saying: “I didn’t pay any attention to her arrival. Surprisingly, she then walked towards me and I thought she was coming to greet me. 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 head tie. It was at this point I stood up to defend.