This is really sad. Master Okechukwu Osadebe, the son of late Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, has died after he was swept by a surging flood at Atani, Ogbaru local government, Anambra state. The shocking incident reportedly happened yesterday evening.
The corpse of the deceased was recovered by villagers early this morning as seen in the pictures.
The deceased was the son of the often referred to as just Osadebe, was an Igbo Nigerian highlife musician from Atani. His career spanned over 40 years, and he is one of the best known Igbo highlife musicians.
His best-known hit was the 1984 single “Osondi Owendi” (Igbo: One man’s meat is another man’s poison.), which established him as a leader in the highlife genre and was one of Nigeria’s most popular records ever.
Just recently, a nine-year-old girl identified as Benedict Uzo was killed by the flood disaster in Amiyi, Ogbaru council of Anambra State.
The Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Mr Arinze Awogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the deceased drowned while fetching water with a bucket.
He said, ‘’Benedict’s 11-year-old elder sister who tried to rescue her almost lost her life too but was quickly rescued by neighbours.
“The flood situation in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State has continued to take a turn for the worst and Ogbaru has lost two persons since it started.‘’The latest casualty is a nine-year-old Miss Uzo Benedict Onyebuchukwu, a primary 3 pupil of Light International School, Okoti.
“The father of the victim, Mr. Izuchukwu Uzo told me that his daughter was swept away by the flood as she attempted to fetch water with her bucket.”