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Tragic Passing of Chinyere Awuda in Awka Elicits Grief



Tragic Passing of Chinyere Awuda in Awka Elicits Grief

Chinyere Awuda, a 30-year-old graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, was laid to rest in Awuda, Nnobi community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The sombre event, held on a Saturday, was attended by her former classmates, friends, and family members. Ayuda tragically lost her life on July 15, allegedly due to a severe beating she received during an incident at a local hotel in Awka.

The circumstances surrounding her demise were harrowing. Ayuda was accused of picking up money being sprayed during a birthday celebration, an act that led to a vicious assault by a mob. Her untimely death has left those who knew her deeply saddened.

During the burial, Awuda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Awuda, were overcome with grief, mourning the loss of their daughter. They expressed their profound sadness over the fact that her promising life had been cut short in such a tragic manner. According to them, the news of her sudden passing came as a shock, as they never anticipated such a devastating turn of events.


The family remains sceptical about the official account of the incident. While the police reported that an autopsy revealed drowning as the cause of death, the family believes that Chinyere Awuda was killed.

They have expressed frustration over the refusal to release CCTV footage of the incident. Despite their anguish, they have chosen to entrust matters of justice to a higher authority, seeking solace in their faith.

Ekene, the deceased’s elder brother, also lamented the lack of empathy displayed by the police and the hotel management throughout this challenging period. The tragic circumstances surrounding Chinyere Awuda’s passing are a painful reminder of society’s need for justice and compassion, particularly in the face of such heartbreaking events.

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