Saturday, 16 February 2013

Soyinka relives Dele Giwa’s assassination… as Madam Giwa is buried

MADAM Elekhia Giwa, mother of the late Founding Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch, Mr. Dele Giwa, was, Saturday, buried beside her son at Ugbekpe, Ekperi, in Etsako Central local government area of Edo State.
The burial was attended by Dele Giwa’s associates among whom were Mr. Ray Ekpu, Mr, Yakubu Muhammed, Mr. Dan Agbese, Mr. Nosa Igiebor, Mr. Soji Akinrinade, Mr. Kayode Soyinka and Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi.  Funmi, Dele-Giwa’s widow, was also there.
Speaking at a funeral service at the Church of God Mission, Ugbekpe, Ekperi,  which preceded the burial, the officiating Priest, Rev. Abraham Ikpotokin, extolled the virtues of Madam Giwa who  passed away at the age of 87.
Ikpotokin said: “Whatever you sow, you will reap; our mother  lived a good life”.

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