News Band, Intersociety, others condole with Human Rights guru, Umeagbalasi, as he buries mother
News Band media and other well-wishers have expressed condolences with Eastern Nigeria’s Human Rights Chief and the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) boss, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi, as he buries his mother, Late Lolo Mgboli Patricia Umeagbalasi on Thursday, 21st April 2022.
News Band was informed by family members that Late Lolo Umeagbalasi died in October 2021 at the age of 73.
This medium prays that the Umeagbalasi family will find the fortitude to bear the loss.
According to the family, Late Patricia Umeagbalasi was a respected daughter of Isiakpu Kindred and born to Nwokedike Family, all in Enuma-Ifite Village in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
She was married to Late Nwire Umeagbalasi and their marriage was blessed with seven children including Emeka, Late Cecilia, Chimezie, Azuka, Uchechukwu, Ebuka and Late Chinonso Raphael.
According to the family arrangements, the burial/funeral is to take place at the Family’s Compound located in Enuama-Ifite Village, Ezinifite.
The venue is locatable through Old Uga Airport along Uga-Ezinifite-Ekwulobia Road in Anambra State.
See flyer containing the funeral arrangements below:
Meanwhile, in a statement signed by Head of Campaign and Publicity, Chidimma Udegbunam Esq., Intersociety sorrowfully mourned with the Human Rights Chief over the death of his mother.
Intersociety recalled that Emeka Umeagbalasi who is the founder and lead-director of our Organization was in July and October 2021 hit by two tragic deaths involving his beloved youngest brother, Chinonso Raphael Umeagbalasi whose tragic demise psychologically affected their mother (Mgboli Patricia) leading to her demise the same day and hour her beloved ‘last born’ was being committed to mother earth.
Intersociety, hereby, deeply consoled and sympathizes with Emeka Umeagbalasi, his beloved wife, Blessing Chidi and his brother’s wife, Chibuzor as well as his brothers and sisters: Chimezie, Azuka, Uchechukwu and Ebuka Jerome; and their mother’s surviving blood brother, Paulinus.
“We are also aware that condolences and solidarities have come from other well-meaning and respected groups, friends and well-wishers including the Southeast Zone of the Civil Liberties Organization and its Anambra State Branch where he served for years as Zonal Vice Chairman and State Chairman, respectively; the Southeast Based Rights and Democracy Coalition and the Eastern Nigeria Rights and Intellectual Coalition which presently have him as their Principal Convener.
”Condolences and solidarities have also come from the Ekwenche Research Institute/Organization in Chicago, USA, among others.
“The group is aware that Nze Chukwuemeka Godfrey Benjamin Umeagbalasi (Emeka Umeagbalasi) has been going through a lot especially since the tragic death of his beloved kid brother and mother in July and October 2021.
“This is to the extent that he has carried out three funerals in six months (his brother, maternal grandmother and mother).
“This is in addition to other pressing family issues. Gladly, he has remained strong and focused especially in rendering priceless services to humanity.
“He recently led forensic investigative findings on ‘Situation of Christians in Nigeria’ from Jan 2021 to March 2022.
“He also spearheaded an int’l documentary on state actor conduct atrocities in the Southeast part of Eastern Nigeria as well as our recent investigative work on: ‘intellectual roadmap for 2023 federal seats of power transition in Nigeria’,” Intersociety said.
The group prayed to the God Almighty to grant their ‘Comrade Board Chair’ and members of his nuclear and extended Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss of their beloved mother.
“May the God Almighty also takeover the burial/funeral and protect all members of the Family as well as friends and well wishers attending same-Amen.
“Our heart is gladdened that assurances have been given regarding the route and venue safety of the Event.
“Such assurances are another way of appreciating priceless sacrifices and contributions made by ‘Our Comrade Board Chair’ for the betterment of Nigerian Society in general and its Eastern part in particular.
”This is more so when he is well lettered and grounded in security and intelligence campaigns and practices,” the group added.