Chief Sylvester Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the Biafran warlord, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, has reportedly passed on, aged 62.
A family source, who confirmed the news, said he slumped and died at a private hospital in Lagos.
The President-General of Nnewi Town Union (Nzuko Ora Nnewi), Sir Ugochukwu Udemezue, says the death of Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, is a big loss to the community.
He confirmed the death of Debe, the 60 year old first son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, from Umudim, reports The Nationonline.
The rumoured death of the lawyer son of the Biafran leader, had come to many as a shock, as it was said that he did not complain of any serious sickness before now.
Confirming the news yesterday to The Nation, Udemezue, said late Debe spoke with some of his town’s men on Monday and Tuesday, where he complained of having ‘high sugar’ in his system
He said the community had been thrown into mourning since the news broke out about his death, while confirming he died on Friday.
The President-General said the Improvement Union, Anaedo, Umudim, and indeed the entire Nnewi would miss him and would all be involved during his burial.
According to him, “my heart is broken and the people of Nnewi too. Yes, he is dead, he died on Friday,” he said.
“He spoke with some people on Monday and Tuesday where he complained of high sugar. When the time comes for his burial, everybody will be fully involved because he is our son,” he added.