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Debe Ojukwu goes home



THE news of his demise shall remain a shock to many that must have been in contact with him, especially his family and immediate relatives.

Chief Sylvetser Debe Odumegwu-Ojukwu, son of the late Ezeigbo gburugburu, Chief Chukwuemeka Odmegwu Ojukwu Ikemba Nnewi, died on November 1, 2018 after a brief illness.

Akpunwa as he was fondly called was born August 3, 1956 at Abakiliki in Ebonyi State. He retired as a Deputy Superintendent of Police.  He was a legal practitioner, an Estate Consultant and a business man of reputable character.

While growing up as a child, he attended his primary education in Enugu and Nnewi and proceeded to Government College, Afikpo and then University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where he studied law from 1981 to 1985.

Speaking to National Light, his wife Mrs Victoria Odumegwu-Ojukwu, described her husband as a camplete gentleman who believed in the cause of justice, love for his fellow human beings. He was a man of peace and straight forward in all his dealings.

“With this outright quality, some people misunderstood him especially those who do not like being truthful and just. He stood firmly for truth and died for truth, justice, love and peace.

“As a father he lived for his family and stood for them, he really invested in his childrens’s academic pursuit because he saw it as his responsibilities and the only legacy that will linger on. Today his children are bold to testify to their father’s love and discipline.

Speaking further about his spiritual life, she said he was a devote Catholic and a knight of Saint Mulumba who always pray and recite his rosary and it usually lift him up whenever he felt low.

“For me I will miss everything. If not God for me, the vaccum is so large. But all hope is not lost.  His legacies lives on and all that are related, friends and well wishers should never give up hope because God is surely in control”.

Untill his death; Debe was the patron, Umudim Nnewi community residing in Lagos. A leader per excellence whose leadership quality was worthy of emulation.

A burial release from the family, disclosed that he was buried on Friday at his country home, Obi Uno Umudum in Nnewi North Local Government Area.

He is survived by his wife, two children and many relatives.


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