A Philanthropist from Ifitedunu, Dunukofia local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Vincent Udobi, has reportedly built a bungalow for an indigent widow, Mrs. Bridget Okoye.
Bridget’s only son, Nonso Okoye, it was gathered, was killed by armed robbers at Tarzan junction, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, recently.
The Philanthropist called ‘Ike Dunukofia’ by his admirers, was reported to have seen the woman battling with flood that wanted to destroy her mud house at her Umuajana Akwa village, Ifitedunu and immediately ordered for the immediate demolition of the house and subsequent rebuilding with a modern block house.
This paper gathered that the assistance came the way of the widow after the death of her only son, Nonso, that was very promising.
Reacting to the assistance he rendered while fielding questions from newsmen Monday, in his Ifitedunu country home, Chief Udobi, hinted that, the late son was his bosom friend and age mate.
Udobi added, “I build the house and installed iron gate, changed the bed sprayed, seats, among others; I did all these by myself to ensure it was done to taste and record time.
“The widow’s only son was shot dead by armed robbers and it was when I was driving pass the widow’s mud house that I saw her battling with flood and stopped to order that a modern bungalow be built for her immediately.
“Erection of the new building was done within two weeks and I was there day and night to ensure it was done on record time. Unfortunately the widow has died but the wife to her late son, is living there with four children. This is not the first time I am rendering such assistance to the down trodden, about seven indigent families have benefited from my philanthropy, he disclosed further.During festivities like Christmas, I distribute bags of rice to the down trodden and last December I did same, about 600 bags of rice”, he revealed.
Contacted, wife to the son, Mrs Anthonia Okoye, confessed that if not for the philanthropist, the condition of the surviving members of the family that include her and her four children, would have been worse.
According to her, “We now live in a new house and the electric bill is paid by Chief Udobi, there is a little leakage on the roof and I have told Chief Udobi, (Onwa Ifitedunu), about it. He has been of immense help to us and God will always guide and protect him. It was Onwa Ifitedunu that used his vehicle to bring the corpse of my husband for burial and solely paid for the bill of the burial ceremony.
“My four children, three boys and a girl, are all in school and I am nuts’vendor. Onwa Ifitedunu ocassionally comes to know how we are managing, having lost my mother-in-law and husband to armed robbers recently,” she further disclosed