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Oghara indigenes mourn community leader Frank Ededey


Oghara Sons and Daughters of America (OSDA) yesterday expressed grief over over the death of the Unugbrogodo of Ogharefe Kingdom, Chief Frank Ededey.

Ededey, a retired military officer and third in command in the Oghara traditional hierarchy, died after a brief illness at Oghara, Ethiope West Council Area of Delta State.

In a statement issued by Sam Okah, who resides in New Jersey, United States, OSDA noted that the vacuum created by the death of the late Ededey would be difficult to fill, describing him as a patriot, philanthropist and excellent youths mobiliser.


“He mingled around with both the young and old irrespective of where you come from. We will surely miss him.

“Ededey established himself as a pillar of our community and he impacted many lives in Oghara Kingdom in various ways. He contributed a lot to the development of Oghara. He was a man of great integrity and knowledge,” the statement added.

Also, Chairman of the Oghara Patriots in Lagos (OPL), Ovigwe Kpokpo urged the people and government of Delta State to give the late Unugbrogodo a befitting burial, adding the death Ededey was a rude shock.

He explained that Ededey was honoured with the titles ‘Isio’ of Okparebe, ‘Urhukpe’ of Oghara Kingdom and was appointed Chairman, Education Board, Ethiope West Council. He also served as the Chief in charge of security matters in Oghara community as established Top Squad Security Company.

The late Unugbrogodo of Ogharefe, who was born on August 4, 1952, had his primary and secondary school education in Ogharefe, joined the Nigerian Army in 1967 and retired in 1980 having served most part of his military career in Abeokuta, Ogun state.


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