28-year-old Maxwell Chinedu Oduah, who died due to brain hemorrhage, resulting from wrong combination of drugs from the Turkish hospital he visited in Abuja, was buried on Saturday, at the Oduah Family Mausoleum in Akili-Ozizor Ogbaru Local Government of Anambra State, against his Father, Satchie Etoromi, a retired colonel’s instruction of him being buried in Warri, Delta State.
Present at the burial was the Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke
who was represented by the Episcopal Vicar of Dunukofia Region, Very Rev Fr Theophilus Odukwe, who presided over the mass with 57 Catholic priests, and 3 Anglican Priest, making it a total of 61 Priests present at the burial. In his contribution, the representative of the Archbishop, Very Rev Fr Theophilus Odukwe described the late Chinedu Oduah as a chip of the old block, meaning that he took over from her mother in generosity and kindness to the less privileged.
Also, the Senate President,Dr Olusola Saraki, represented by Senator Dino Melaye who led other senators and House of Representatives members to the funeral, laced his remarks with humour and jokes,whilst saying the Senate President was pained by the death of Chinedu whose mother,Senator Stella Oduah she described as a reliable and hard working colleague. He pledged that the Senate will donate generously to the newly formed Foundation for the deceased.
Also in his remarks,the governor of Anambra State,Chief Willie Obiano represented by the Deputy Governor,Dr Nkemdiche Okeke,described the death of Chinedu in his prime as painful as it woul not be the wish of any mother to experience such.He prayed that God will give the entire family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
While speaking on the death of his brother,Master Tuoyo,the immediate junior brother to the deceased spoke at length on the sterling qualities of his late brother who he described as generous to a fault. Among the dignitaries that attended the burial are former Gov Peter Obi(represented)the PDP chairman,Anambra State,Chief Ken Emeakayi,Hon Obinna Chidoka,former Anambra Speaker,Chief Anayo Nnebe ,Hon Eucharia Azodo,Chief Mrs Comfort Obi,member of board of the Police Service Commission,Abuja, the Okpala of Akili Ozizor,Prfessor Stella Okunna,Chief Mrs Odife,Chief Dubem Obaze,etc.PDP stalwarts at local and state levels attended.