Prof Chukwuemeka Ike, author of The Bottled Leopard, is dead

Legendary novelist, Prof Chukwuemeka Ike, is dead. He died at the age of 89.

The erudite and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, passed away on Thursday.

He was the famous author of the novel, The Bottled Leopard.

Born on 28th April 1931, the writer reportedly died at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, after a brief illness.

The Anambra State commissioner for information, Mr C Don Adinuba confirmed this in a short message.


Reacting to his death, Atiku in a post, expressed sadness over the death of the Professor.

The tweet read:

“I mourn one of Nigeria’s prolific novelist and traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu in Anambra State, HRH (Prof) Chukwuemeka Ike, (the Ikelionwu IX).

“He will be remembered for his classics: Toads for Supper & Sunset at Dawn, among others. May he rest in peace.”

He was of the Aro dynasty.

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