How Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe died —Family •Where he was shot

Posted by News Express | 1 December 2014 | 6,720 times

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Facts have emerged on how Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, Co-ordinator General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and a member of its Board of its Trustees. Michael, an ally of President Goodluck Jonathan and reputedly the richest of the Anyiam-Osigwe family, was shot on Saturday near Okada, Edo State, and died yesterday.

A statement by one of his six brothers, Charles, said: “With grief and deep sense of sorrow, but with total submission to the will of the Almighty God who gives and recalls, the Anyiam-Osigwe family announce the untimely passing to Eternal Glory of Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe.

“Michael was demised at the hands of armed robbers who operated along the Ore-Benin Road near the Okada Junction in the afternoon of 29th November 2014 at about 2.30pm.

“Up until his shocking and painful demise, Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe was the Co-ordinator General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and a member of its Board of Trustees. He was also a Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership Research and Development, South Africa as well as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria. He was also the Executive Director within the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium of Companies. He studied Economics and obtained a joint Masters Degree in Social Anthropology and Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London

“He is survived by his mother Chief Dorothy Anyiam-osigwe (OON), his wife, Okiemute Anyiam-Osigwe, five lovely children, six brothers and a sister, nieces and nephews and a host of other relations.

“In due course, his rights of passage would be announced by the Family.

“May his gentle Soul rest in Perfect Peace.”

•Photo shows late Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe.

Source: News Express

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