- Alez Anozie, the Ibadanland Eze Ndigbo and the non-indigenes traditional council of Ibadan's president have kicked the bucket at 74
- A source privy to the development disclosed that the late Eze Ndigbo did not show any sign of sickness before his death
- Anozie was reported to have died at his residence in the Ososami area of Ibada while he was in his sleep
According to The Punch, Anozie died in his sleep at his residence in Ososami in the Ibadan area.
Details of Eze Ndigbo of Ibadanland's death
Anozie hailed from Igboukwu, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
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A close associate of the deceased who spoke on the condition of anonymity revealed that the late Eze Ndigbo did not show any sign of sickness before his death.
The source said:
“The deceased lived his life in Ibadan and contributed immensely to the economic growth of the ancient town. He died Tuesday at his Ososami residence in Ibadan, the state capital.
“His remains have been taken to his country home, Igboukwu, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State for final burial.”
Who is Eze Ndigbo of Ibadanland
The late Eze Ndigbo was the managing director and the chief executive officer of the CONAC Optical Company in Ibadan.
The death of the Anambra-born businessman is a great loss for the Igbo people living in Ibadan, the political capital of the South-West region.
Anozie was one of the prominent and successful Igbo business moguls living outside the chores of the Southeast region in Nigeria.
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Iwuanyanwu stated that Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, another Igbo from Umuahia, mobilised forces to stop the deadly coup.
Multiple sources reported that the brutal coup by Nzeogwu and Ifeajuna toppled Nigeria's democracy in its 6th year and produced an Igbo as the first military head of state who did not hand over power to a democratic government until he was assassinated.