|Nze Michael Anyiam Osigwe|
“For us, Michael remains irreplaceable, but collectively, those of us left behind will do our very best to bridge that void which his absence no doubt now creates for us as a family and group,” he said.
An eyewitness stated: “He was in the same car with Charles and Anthony, while his eldest brother, Chukwuka was in another car with his wife. They were with three escort mobile policemen.
entered the car. Many of the motorists started their cars and sped off. Unfortunately, the car in which Michael and two of his brothers were riding in did not start, apparently because it had been shot and a bullet was lodged in the engine. While they were trying to understand what could be responsible, one of the armed robbers suddenly appeared and shot Michael in the chest and thigh.”
“When he stabilized a bit, he was moved to Lagos by road, with full security cover provided by the Edo State Commissioner of Police. He was brought in late Saturday to Eko Hospital and the doctors did all they could to save his life. His brother had even made an arrangement and got a private jet ready to fly him out to a hospital overseas on Sunday evening if his condition improved. Regrettably, he was confirmed dead on Sunday afternoon.”
“Up until his shocking and painful demise, Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe was the Co-ordinator General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation and a member of its Board of Trustees. He was also a Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership Research and Development as well as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria. He was also the Executive Director within the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium of Companies. He studied Economics and obtained a joint Masters Degree in Social Anthropology and Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
“He is survived by his mother, Chief Dorothy C. Anyiam-Osigwe (OON), his wife, Okiemute Anyiam- Osigwe, five lovely children, six brothers and a sister, nieces and nephews and a host of other relations.
“In due course, his rights of passage would be announced by the Family. May his gentle soul rest in peace.”