Osita Osadebe's son, Okechukwu dies in Ogbaru flood
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The son of the late highlife maestro, Chief Osita Osadebe, Okechukwu Osadebe has died in the flood that ravaged communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The 18-year-old Okechukwu was swept away by the flood in Atani, late Friday night but his body was found on Saturday morning.
According to the deceased mother, Mrs Amaechi Osadebe, Okechukwu was in company of two persons when the flash flood swept him.
The Chairman, Ogbaru Local Government Area, Hon. Arinzechukwu Awogu, who was at the family house Saturday morning to sympathize with the Osadebe’s family, regretted the losses the flood has inflicted on the people of the local government.
He urged the people to remain safety conscious, assuring that the flood situation would soon be over, stressing that caution should be the watchword for every resident as the flood lasts.
Meanwhile, the ravaging flood in Ogbaru Communities has claimed the life of Chief Ojike Ajanwu, a father of nine from Umuokpalaoma kindred, Obolo village, Ogwuaniocha who drowned on Friday.
According to the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Chinasa Ajanwu who is nursing a one-month-old baby with eight other children, it was where they were taking refuge at the Holding Center at Ogwuaniocha Community Primary School that they receive the message that her husband had drowned while attempting to harvest his cassava.
The deceased left behind a young wife, Chinasa who hails from Ossomala and nine children, the oldest of the children is thirteen years old.