By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The death has occurred of the father of legal luminary and human rights activist, Barrister Festus Okoye, Chief Sab Okwara Okoye at the age of 85.
This was made known in a statement signed by Barrister Okoye, which informed that the sad event occurred on February 4, 2018, which incidentally is the Barrister’s birthday.
According to the statement titled: ‘A LEGEND EXITS THE STAGE’, Chief Sab Okwara Okoye (Ozuo – Omee 1 of Ihioma) was born on the 13th of April 1932.
“It is with heavy hearts but total submission to the will of the Almighty God that we announce the passing on to greater glory of our dear Brother, Father, Grandfather and Mentor, the Patriarch of the Okoye Clan, Chief Sab Okwara Okoye (Ozuo – Omee1 of Ihioma).
“Aged 85, he died in Jos, Plateau State on 4th February 2018. He was a renowned community leader, consummate politician, outstanding Councillor, peace – builder, businessman, philanthropist, Grade 1 Football Referee and strict disciplinarian,” it stated.
The statement further informed that he is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Regina Okwuike and Mrs. Beatrice Duru, his children, Festus Okoye Esq, Mrs. Nnenna Mba, Mr. Fabian Okoye, Miss Ngozi Okoye, Mr. Kelechi Okoye, Pharm. Onyewuchi Benedict Okoye, and grandchildren, Chioma Okoye, Akachukwu Mba, Chidiebube Okoye, Obinna Okoye, Ifeanyi Okoye, and Olachi Okoye.
“He will be buried in his residence in Umudim, Ihioma, Orlu Local Government of Imo State at a date to be announced by the family,” it concluded.