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35-year old Nigerian UK resident, Chinedu Ekwunife, who died of COVID-19 to be buried July 3

  • Friends organising fundraising for benefit of young wife, 2-year old daughter and unborn baby
  • Was first class graduate of Electrical Engineering, UNN

Thirty-five year-old Nigerian resident in the United Kingdom, Chinedu Ekwunife, who died after battling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be buried on Friday 03 July 2020.

He passed away after 2.5 months in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) battling the COVID-19 virus in a hospital in UK.

As a friend put it, “Chinedu was a great fighter and did everything possible to stay alive for his young family but God had his own plans for him.”

He hailed from Nibo, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The late Chinedu graduated summa cum laude (first class honours) in Electronic engineering in the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

As a National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) scholar, he studied Software Engineering at the University of Southampton, England. He settled in the UK after his studies in 2012.

Until his death last week, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Lucidworks, the software engineering firm.

The late Chinedu attended Federal Government College (FGC), Enugu and graduated in 2003 before proceeding to UNN for his undergraduate programme.

Chinedu was described by family members, friends and associates as a first-class Software Engineer, a loving husband, father and son who was greatly admired for his intellect.

Chinedu Ekwunife lived with his young family in Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom. And it is in the same city, his body will be interred, after a funeral service.

As a mark of the impact he had on the people around him, Chinedu’s friends have set up a fundraising account, to take care of his wife, Lotachi, her daughter Chimamanda and the unborn child.

According to Ozioma Uzoegwu, who is leading the fundraising and was the late Chinedu’s best man and wedding sponsor, “100% of your generous contributions will be going to (his wife) Lotachi to provide for the family (herself, Chimamanda and the little one that will be with us soon) as they begin to navigate life ahead.”

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