Monsignor Prof. Obiora Ike loses his 101-year old father

Monsignor Prof. Obiora Ike loses his 101-year old father

Pa Richard Maduabuchi Ike, the centenarian father of an internationally acclaimed scholar, human rights and pro-democracy activist, former Vicar General of the Roman Catholic diocese of Enugu, chairman of Umuchinemere Pro-credit Micro Finance Bank Enugu and Director of Catholic Institute for Development, Justice, Peace and CARITAS (CIDJAP) Enugu, Monsignor Prof. Obiora Ike, has gloriously passed on into dead.

Pa Ike, an elder statesman, pioneer founding father of Ezeagu local government area and former chairman of defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the Ezeagu local government area of old Anambra state in the second republic, died at the age of 101 years.

Pa Ike who was said to have died out of old age, after receiving all his children and signed in their presence with the sacraments of Holy anointing, was the oldest man in the whole of Ezeagu south and patron of many indigenous efforts.

Chief R. M. Ike lived a dignified and simple life; was modest, highly principled; deep in faith; socially responsible and a good family man and father of many. He will be buried at his country home Umana Ndi Agu in the Ezeagu local government area of Enugu state on May 16, 2013.

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