It was really a great loss to the family of “Okorie” in Ivo LGA of Ebonyi state, and Ebonyi people in general. The mother of “Comr. O. O. Daniels” who’s the TA to Governor of Ebonyi state on students affairs has been laid to rest.
The sad news broke out on the 22nd of January 2016, that “Mrs Okorie-Chukwu Catherine Oyiri aka (Nne Ike) who was kidnapped few days back, has been killed by the same people who masterminded her kidnap.
Since then the case has been in court and investigations has been on going, and finally on the 8th & 9th of March 2018, the body of “Mama Nne Ike” as she’s fondly called was been laid to rest at her home town in ‘Amaonye of Ishiagu community in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.
The burial was well attended from far and near, having in attendance, was the governor of Ebonyi State and his wife “Chief & Mrs Engr. David Nweze Umahi (fnse, fnate), the former senate president “Sen. Anyim Pius”, South-east PDP vice chairman “Chief Austin Umahi, the speaker of Ebonyi state house of assembly “Hon. Francis Nwifuru”, association of senior comrades in Ebonyi state was also present at the venue, Hon. Mark Onu aka Chopper (President Ekubara-Oha youth assembly), family members, friends and of course well wishers and everyone who came to sympathize with the family respectively. The burial ceremony was well attended by top government officials, both past and present.
The death and the demise of “Mrs Okorie Catherine-Chukwu Oyiri aka Nne Ike, came as a big shock to everyone who knew this elegant woman who believed in what she believed. The testimonies of her lifestyle never deceased from peoples lips.
Left to mourn her are: The husband, the children, in-laws, relatives, and of course the people of Ivo LGA respectively. The governor Chief Engr. David Nweze Umahi in his speech, declared the road leading from Ishiagu to Abia state to be called “Mrs Catherine-Chukwu Oyiri” way. The governor said that this was as a result of immortalizing the deceased.
Here are some pictorials from the burial:
TA to governor, Comr. O. O. Daniel on the move with some friends
Governor Umahi & his wife, with Sen. Anyim Pius Present at the venue
The Arrival of “Mama Nne Ike’s” body to her home town
South-east PDP Vice Chairman Chief Austin Umahi at the venue
Husband of the deceased with his first son
Family members at the venue
Where mama Nne Ike was buried
Comr. O. O. Daniel with other family members showing their last respect
Arrival of Comr. Chinedu Ogah at the venue
Comr. O. O. Daniel and his elder brother, welcomes Clergy men
The body of Nne Ike arrived her home town
Concerned comrades at the venue
Hon. Mark Onu aka Chopper at the venue
Family members welcoming the body of Mama Nne Ike
Cross section of family members
Comr. O. O. Daniel with his family members
First son at the venue
Cross section of traditional rulers at the venue
All of us at Sugarmp3.com wishes to sympathise with the families of the deceased and to everyone that it affected.
N/B: Reporting for Sugarmp3.com is “Chukwuemeka” as an eye withness.