The Obi of Akumazi Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Henry Ezeagwukpo Jegbefume I has reechoed that “The measure of a man is not how he died, but how he lived.” He stated this while lamenting the sudden death of one of his beloved chief and the past President-General, Akumazi Progressive Union (APU), Chief Solomon Sunday Odokpoenyi Chukwuma.
According to him, “I was really shocked by the sudden news of his demise on June 12, 2020. I was so heartbroken. I fell sick and was on my sick bed for good two weeks, wondering if truly Chukwuma was dead. I know that as many who knew him for who he was are pained to bone marrow.
“Akumazi Kingdom and Ika nation as a whole have lost an illustrious son in the person of late Chief Chukwuma. As many who had the opportunity of coming across him when he was alive, can attest to the fact that he was a very straightforward person, whose yes is yes and no is no. He is a man who never comprised with lies for gain. His name whenever is mention is synonymous with the truth.
“As one of my chiefs, he did not bend matters brought before him for settlement. His life of truthfulness strengthened the relationship between him and the palace. Without mincing words, late Chief Chukwuma was the most trusted among members of my council chiefs.
“His uprightness chose him to lead, and wherever he represented, I am sure he never disappointed. As the past President-General APU, my subjects can also attest that his contribution speaks volume. Indeed, his death is a big loss and has created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill in the nearest time.
“He told me that his refusal to join politics was because he did not know how to tell lies, and that he would better remain a happy man, rather than being beaten by his conscience.
Continuing, the Akumazi Monarch stated that late Chief Chukwuma would be greatly missed by all for his wise counsel, while revealing that it is difficult for him to bid Chukwuma a farewell to eternity. He however, prayed for his truthfulness to earn him a place in the Lord’s bosom.
The deceased before his death held the Ochoudon chieftaincy of Akumazi Kingdom, amidst other groups he led.
THE ONYEAGWUS LOSE ELDEST SISTER
The family of Late Mr. B. N. C. Onyeagwu is in pain over the death of Mrs. Comfort Igbenigun, who passed away on 30th of June, 2020.
Mrs. Comfort Igbenigun, nee Onyeagwu, died a day after celebrating her 66th birthday.
She was the eldest sister to Mr. Alex Onyeagwu and Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as well as sixteen other siblings.
May her soul rest in peace.