By Emma Njoku
The remains of the traditional ruler of Umuchoko Chokoneze Autonomous Community in Ezinihitte Local Government Area, Mbaise, Imo State, Eze Godwin Nnanna Nwosu (KSJ), will interred today, at his palace.
Eze Nwosu, who ascended the throne in 2005 as the Cheze II of Umuchoko Chokoneze Ancient Kingdom, died on April 16 at the age of 78.
According to the funeral programme signed by his first son, Prince Ajuzieogu Rowland Nwosu, Eze Nwosu’s final journey began yesterday when his remains left the mortuary at Ogbor Nguru, Ahiara, in Ahiazu LGA, Mbaise, from where it made several stop-overs to be accorded the last respect.
Places his remains were accorded royal reception by traditional rulers and other titled men and top government functionaries included Ahiara Technical College; Ezinihitte LGA Secretariat, Itu; Umuchoko Chokoneze Civic Town Hall and Umunakwata Ejealo Village Civic Hall, after which his body finally arrived at his palace where he laid-in-state till this morning.
There shall be a requiem mass in his honour at St. Bernadette Catholic Parish, Chokoneze, as from 10am, after which his remains will be interred at his compound, while reception follows immediately.
Eze Nwosu is survived by his widow, Ugoeze Florence Ukachi Nwosu, and five children.