The final resting place of a great patriot
By Anthony Maliki
The body of late Deputy Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adei Akulunye Abu, (rtd), popularly called A. A. Abu, a truly Jukun Wanu patriot was laid to rest at the Gudu Christian Cemetery in Abuja Friday according to his wishes.
He died on June 6, 2021 after an illness at aged 65.
The rains opened up on Thursday prior to his burial as the heavens wetted the grounds to receive the body of a good man.
His wife, Veronica lays a wreath on her husband’s grave
A very good man that he was, the weather was clement all-day for mourners right from the requiem mass at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Maitama, Abuja to the cemetery and the residence where people reconverged after the body was committed to mother earth.
Prominent Wanu sons and daughters including hundreds of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were present at the funeral.
The late Abu
A devout Catholic, late Abu graduated with a degree in Library Science from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1981 and worked at the Ramat Library at the University of Maiduguri for many years rising to a position of Deputy Librarian before joining the FRSC at inception.
The late Abu was survived by his wife Veronica and four children, Kate Nnoromele, Raymond Abu, Joseph Abu and Anne Abu.