Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN), will on Friday, March 15, 2019, hold a memorial service for Mr. Chibuike Newman Osuji, who until his death was the crime correspondent for The Source Magazine and an active member of the association.
Osuji died after a protracted illness that kept him as an in-patient at a Lagos private hospital for months.
The 52-year-old Osuji who hailed from Amato, Avuvu Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State was said to have passed on, in the early hours of last Sunday.
Since his death was announced, journalists on the Crime beat his immediate constituency have been in mourning mood as Osuji who is survived by his aged mother, siblings and relatives was an amiable and committed member of CRAN largely loved by his colleagues.
Throughout his days in the hospital, CRAN members ably led by Mr. Odita Sunday of the Guardian Newspapers did their best in terms of prayers, financial and moral support to ensure that he recovered. Regrettably, death had its way.
In a statement by the leadership of CRAN, there will be a service of songs in his honour on Friday March 15, 2019 at his No. 1 Sikiru Alimi Street, Ijesha Lagos beginning at 5pm while burial arrangements would subsequently be announced by his family.