Fatal crash: James Ocholi, wife, son for burial next week

By The Citizen
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Baring any last minute change of mind, the family of the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, James Ocholi, SAN, has proposed to commit the remains of the body, his wife and the son to the mother earth between Wednesday to Friday next week.

The proposal was made when the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige visited the bereaved family to inquire about the burial arrangement.

A reliable family Source told Vanguard that the family has presented the proposal to the government and that Senator Ngige was to convey the information to the presidency.

The family source said that the decision to bury the former minister immediately was because he died at a young age and that it was people that had lived old enough that their burials were delayed.

According to him, the death was pathetic and a blow to the family, friends and relations who were still to come to terms with the tragedy.

He also said that the burial had to be done as soon as possible so that there will be time to plan for the future of the four surviving children as well as reduce their pain and agony.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the UPP, Chief Okorie in a statement in Abuja said that the members of the party were heartbroken over the death of three members of the Ocholi family who were returning to Abuja from a Church programme in Kaduna.

According to the statement, 'A legal luminary, Ocholi was an embodiment of patriotism and a politician's politician. We are saddened that he died at a time he was in active service as a Minister of the Federal Republic.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with members of the Ocholi family. We pray to God Almighty to give them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.

'We commiserate with President Muhammadu Buhari on the demise of his Minister and competent Change agent. We also condole the Government and people of Kogi State for the death of their illustrious son, his wife and child.'