Members of the Bayelsa State Judiciary, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and ex- Football internationals was thrown into mourning following the death of a Magistrate, His Worship W. C. Ovuru in a ghastly motor accident on his way to Abuja.
According to family sources, Late Ovuru was involved in a ghastly motor accident around Auchi on his way to Abuja.
A visit to the premises of the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ) on Tuesday night showed sad faces of members of the All Stars Internationals and media practitioners.
The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Bayelsa State chapter, in a statement on Wednesday, confirmed the incident and call for prayers for the family of the deceased.
According to JUSUN, “With a very heavy heart, I hereby inform the House of the untimely passage of our erudite and beloved colleague, His Worship W. C. Ovuru, today, 16th May, 2023. He was involved in a ghastly motor accident around Auchi on his way to Abuja.
“Please, pray for the family he left behind. Also pray for our other colleague, His Worship, Stanley Ekeru who survived the said accident. May the amiable soul of our departed brother rest in peace.”
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Samuel Numonengi, has expressed shock over the demise of His Worship W. C. Ovuru, adding that both of them ate yellow soup together on Saturday.
“We discussed a lot. He talked about going for an interview in Abuja. Getting to know he died yesterday, it came as a shock. Ovuru is one person who is free with everybody. He does not see himself like maybe I am a magistrate. He deals with everybody as his friend, he doesn’t segregate. I pray that God will give his immediate and extended family the strength to bear the lose because it is a very big lose not just to them but to the All Stars International, NUJ where he comes to relax and to the Bayelsa State judiciary.”
Also, a Board of Trustees member of the AllStars international FC, Engr. Ebinimi, Noel, who spoke on behalf of other members said they received the sad news when they were preparing to go for their usual Tuesday training.
“I received a phone call and someone from the club broke the news to me. I informed the other members and we put off the training. It is really a sad one. We lost somebody that is so humble, very respectful, easy going, ready to help any human being he comes across. I lack words to qualify this perfect gentleman.”
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