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IT WAS an unimaginable outpour of love, support and prayers by the people of Amansea, residents, colleagues, associates, friends and well-wishers of the community at the funeral ceremony of the late Dr. Anthony Anigbogu (PhD) in Amaowelle Village, Amansea, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

  Among personalities that graced the funeral were the President General of Amansea Development Union, Chris Ughanze, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Charles Esimone represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Joseph Ikechebelu, Chairman of Amansea Amaka Age Grade, Ositadimma Mmuoraa, Ozo Eke Juhiel Chinedu ‘Ozo Okedimchi of Obowo Ancient Kingdom’, Chief Mike Ekwunife, the Chairman of Amansea Cattle Market, Alhaji Bello Maigari, among many others.

  Before his demise at 83, the late Anigbogu was a retired High Court Registrar and Commissioner for Oaths Emeritus, a devoted Christian and first PhD holder in Amansea, who is highly respected by his people due to his generosity and tremendous love towards human investment and being described as epitome of justice and a father to all.

  The late Anigbogu, who was also the father of the traditional ruler of Amansea, Igwe Chukwuma Anigbogu, Chimere Eze I of Amansea was given a befitting funeral by the s people of the community and beyond whom in their separate speeches, expressed their numerous encounters with the deceased as he brought peace and unity in the community.

  In an interview, the wife of the  monarch, Mrs Nneka Anigbogu, described her father in-law as a great man whose love and fatherly advice for others speak volumes for him and prayed for the peaceful repose of his soul in the Lord.

  Also speaking, the President General of Amansea, Chris Ughanze said the deceased was a scholar and an advocate of peace who loved his people and brought much development in Amansea.

  “He was a man of integrity and worthy of emulation. That is why the entire people of Amansea have gathered today to bid him farewell and to celebrate him. We are now asking his children to uphold their father’s footsteps and internalise his virtues. Bear no grudges, no bitterness but have tolerance and patience towards others. I pray that God will give us the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” he said.

  While speaking to newsmen,  Igwe Chukwuma Anigbogu thanked the people of Amansea, friends and well-wishers for their support that witnessed the successful funeral ceremony of their father. He also prayed God to lead them safely back to their destinations.

  The late Anigbogu is survived by Chris Anigbogu, Charles, Obiageli, Kamsi, Collins Odoh, among many grandchildren and relatives.

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