Mrs Ukamaka Okeke was accidentally struck by gunpowder “egbendum” during a burial ceremony in Anambra State last month. The mother of three had been earning her living for decades by practicing the traditional ovational gunshooting at events. The sad event of February 2017 got her bedridden and gasping for life.
In came Ikay Ogbonna, a kind-hearted Awka-based politician who kicked off a donation sprout to sponsor a much-needed medical surgery for the widow at Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu. Sadly, Ukamaka died in hospital on Friday 10th March and was buried the next day.
Ikay Ogbonna and his wife has now adopted the eldest daughter of Ukamaka, Chinaecherem Okeke, and promised to raise the orphan to university levels.
“The eldest daughter Chinaecherem Okeke (pictured here) is now the latest member of Ikechukwu Ogbonna family courtesy of my wife Ugo-Ikay Ogbonna and we will train her like our daughter till she is equipped enough to cater for her family and stand on her own.
“The first son will live with a teacher at Onitsha but will benefit from Dr. Nnamdi Okafor’s scholarship package up to Higher institution.
“The last baby that is barely 6 years old will have a new home with Mrs. Ekwutozie Monyei Efobi who will cater for her upkeeps till she graduates from the university.”