The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Ministry community, Catholic Diocese of Enugu was thrown into deep mourning over the gruesome murder of her Diocesan Coordinator, Late Alex Ekwochi on Thursday 6th June, 2019 in the hands of his younger brother.
Report has it that the late Alex Ekwochi was stabbed to death on the faithful day and it has remained unclear what must have led to the ugly incident that resulted to the death of a man described as humble and easy going.
A visit to the family on 18th June 2019 by The Choice Flame Crew, saw his wife in a shadow of herself, mourning the untimely departure of her heartthrob. Narrating the much she knew about her husband’s painful death, the distraught woman struggled with the heavy emotion that beclouded the ability to express herself freely.
According to Mrs. Ekwochi, she received a phone call from her husband who left home earlier asking them to come home after the Pentecost programme of Thursday 6th June as he had gone home while she was still in church, little did she know it would be their last call.
Late Mr. Alex Ekwochi was murdered in cold blood in the hands of his brother. Little is known about the reason behind the heinous act from his younger brother who is believed to have a mental health issue and was moved to the city on the insistence of late Alex when he started having problem with their other sibling in the village. Mrs Ekwochi revealed that her children discovered the lifeless body of their father and raised the first alarm.
According to the assistant Diocesan coordination, Catholic Charismatic Renewal Ministry, Enugu Diocese Damas Nwabueze, the news came as a shock to the Charismatic family in the Diocese. He described late Alex Ekwochi as a man of peace with a good heart and man who is highly accommodating to all. According to Nwabueze, out of his good heart, he was able to accommodate his mentally sick brother in his house and was practically catering for the welfare of the suspects kids and was even planning on getting him psychiatric help in a specialist hospital.
He further declared that it will take time to overcome this horrendous death as he is a man whose great personality will remain irreplaceable in the hearts of those who knew him and worked with him.
Before his death, Late Alex Ekwochi was the Diocesan Coordinator of the Catholic Renewal Ministry, Catholic Diocese of Enugu and a trader that deal on provision and confectionaries at Ogbete Main Market, Enugu. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Eucharia Ekwochi and is blessed with three kids and an aged mother. He will be buried on the 5th July, 2019 in his home town, Akegbeugwu, Enugu South Local Government Area.
Meanwhile, the suspected killer has been arrested and is cooling his heels in police custody .