It was gathered that before the businessman died, he was rushed to the Federal medical center in Umuahia, Abia state after the attack – due to the ‘unavailability’ of good hospitals in Okigwe area. His death came few months after he tied the nuptial knot with his wife.
According to online sources, he will be buried today at his hometown in Okigwe. Friends of the deceased are already penning down tributes to him.
Osita Maxwell wrote;
The first time I went on social media- Facebook live and cried my eyes out, asking my people of Okigwe to rise and shut down this evil strikes that’s dragging us to early grave… Today Imo/ Okigwe people pays final respects to Nnamdi Obijiaku… Rest in peace my brother my friend…
Gift Chizoba wrote;
Today is my broda my friend burial nnamdi obijiaku,nwanne rest in peace ,plz don’t allow the people that killed you to go unpolished, go ahead and fish them out bro(the boo)ZEYA
This is coming few days after the Imo State Police Command confirmed the arrest of two persons, Chukwudi Ezeala and Chizoba Ihedioha, for allegedly killing an Imo born Spain based businessman, Jude Onye, in an attempt to snatch his Samsung tablet.
The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, described the suspects as “miscreants”. He explained that two other suspects were at large, adding that the gang shot the victim on February 17 while he was trying to scale a fence to escape.
Ezike said, “The two murder suspects, in company with two others, on February 17 robbed and murdered one Jude Onye, who just returned from Spain.
“The victim and others were drinking at a joint along Amainyi Obowo when the hoodlums struck and robbed them of their GSM handsets and other valuables and in the process killed the victim.
“One Highlander Jeep without registration number and one Toyota Corolla with the number plate, WER 729 LC, suspected to have been stolen were recovered from them.
“The suspects have confessed to the crime and will soon appear in court.”