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Update: Details Of How Father Died With His Two Children On Good Friday

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

A father, who’s an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ezekiel Atebi Mosugu, who died in a fatal accident on Good Friday with his two children, will be buried tomorrow in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), just as details of how he passed has come to the fore.

The Ogori-born, Abuja-based, lanky and lucky-go dude will be interred along with his only two children, aged 14 and 12, at 10:00a.m prompt at the Christian Section of the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.


Stonix News had reported that Mr Mosugu died last Good Friday April 15 when he rammed his Toyota space bus into a stationary truck at Keffi, just a few kilometres to Abuja of his way from Jos.

He was said to be at top speed when the accident occurred, leaving five of the eight occupants dead and the vehicle mangled beyond recognition.

Among the dead were himself, his only two children, a man and a woman, both indigenes of Ogori, with the latter heading home for her late father’s burial slated for this week.

Three occupants of the vehicle, who were said to be seated at the back, escaped death, it was gathered.

The tragedy threw the entire sleepy, homogeneous Ogori community, home and abroad, into deep mourning, much more as the deceased’s nephew, Barrister Tibileri Mosugu, who was killed in the ill-fated Kaduna-bound train bombed by terrorists on Monday, March 29, had just been buried barely eight days earlier.

Stonix News recalls that Ezekiel Atebi Mosugu was said to be returning from Jos, the Plateau State capital, where he had gone to bring his family to Abuja for the Easter celebration.

It was gathered that his wife, Ovayoza Omolara, a medical doctor, would be on call that fateful day, hence was unable to make the trip with her family. She was said to have promised to join her family in Abuja the following day for the Easter.

Stonix News further gathered from a member of the family that that was probably the first time the deceased would be ferrying his children to Abuja for festivity in such manner.

His aged mother was said to have come over from Ogori for the Christian ritual and had even visited one of the markets to buy food items and prepare in readiness for the return of her son and grandchildren from Jos.

At the beginning of the month of April, the deceased was reportedly, categorically instructed by his pastor to eschew traveling out of the FCT and if he must, he shouldn’t drive himself.

How he handled that privileged prophetic warning from his shepherd by heading to Jos remains a mystery to be unravelled by close associates.

Ezekiel, a member of arguably the largest, most lettered and most sophisticated family stock in Ogori, with seeds across the globe, was an alumnus of Community Comprehensive High School, Ogori (CCHSO), Kogi State.

He was described as a God-fearing, human-loving, humble and a synergy centre of the entire Mosugu lineage and reputed for being in possession of phone numbers and in regular contact with every Mosugu blood known to him.

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