Controversial activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, is dead.
Okeke who would be remembered for suing multiple Nigerian celebrities who promoted the #EndSARS campaign, was reportedly murdered in Anambra State.
In November 2020, Kenechukwu Okeke a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, sued Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Tuface Idibia, Kanu Nwankwo, Davido, Falz, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, and other popular Nigerians for lending their voice to the End SARS movement (read here).
He also sued CNN for defaming President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration with their report.
Unfortunately, Okeke was macheted by 7 men in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra state.
Activist who sued Nigerian celebrities who supported End SARS and CNN is murdered in Anambra
He was killed in the presence of his wife Mrs Blessing Odinakachi Okeke and their daughter.
Okeke’s widow alleged that her husband was killed by his tenant named Chiadiobi.
She said: “Chiadiobi was living in our house, but when he packed out without our knowledge and asked to be given two months of his rent that he left, we told him he should have notified us that he was packing out.
“My husband was not around the day he came but I told him he packed out of the house without our knowledge and should not be given back any money.
“He threatened to deal with us, saying he will teach my husband a lesson. I called my husband and told him what the boy said and that he should not come to confront him, since they say he is a bad boy.
“My husband later reported the matter to the DSS and to the police, and he was made to write an undertaking, but he was still coming to terrorize us. Sometimes he will come to our house and break open the gate and come in and pick whatever he wants to pick.
“One day, he came to our house and my husband confronted him, without knowing that he had many boys with him downstairs, and before my husband could do anything, they macheted him, and the fuel we wanted to pour into our gen, they poured it on him and lit him up, and that was how my husband died.”