Chief Oyibo Chukwu Biography, Career, Age, Networth, Death, Family
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Chief Oyibo Chukwu was a politician, legal practitioner,
Oyibo Chukwu commenced his legal profession after graduating from the Nigeria Law School.
He served as the Legal Adviser and Administrative Officer for Anilogun Nigeria Limited between 1984 and 1985.
Then, he served as the Head of Chambers for Chimezie Ikeazor (SAN) and Associates from 1985 to 1988. He joined Chukwu, Chukwu, and Associates in 1989 as a Senior Partner, where he is presently employed.
From 1994 to 1996, he held the position of Local Government Administrator/Supervisor for Health in Nkanu LGA.
Besides his legal profession, Oyibo Chukwu has also thrived as an entrepreneur. He founded KANVOC Nigeria Limited in 1990 and is currently its CEO. The company focuses on providing civil engineering and construction services.
and businessman. He was a member of the Labor Party and the party’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District for the 2023 general election.
Oyibo was gruesomely murdered by unknown persons on the 22nd of February, 2023
Oyibo Chukwu had his elementary education at St. Patrick School in Abakiliki before proceeding to Government College, Afikpo, for secondary education.
He later enrolled at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to bag a degree in Law before heading to Nigeria Law School in Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1984.
Oyibo Chukwu entered politics in 1990 when he was designated the State Auditor for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Enugu State. In 1992, he ran as a Gubernatorial Aspirant for the SDP in the same state and later became the Acting State Chairman of the party in 1993.
During the 1993 general election, Oyibo Chukwu contested as a Presidential Candidate for the SDP. Later in 1998, he vied for the position of Gubernatorial Candidate for the Congress for National Consensus (CNC).
From 1999 to 2000, he was assigned as the Acting National Auditor for the All-Peoples Party (APP). In 2009, he was appointed Assistant National Legal Adviser for Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, an organization representing the Igbo people in Nigeria.
In 2023, Oyibo was the senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District for the 2023 general election before his gruesome assassination by unknown gunmen.
Oybo was married with children.
On the 22nd of February 2023, Oyibo was killed alongside five other supporters of his political party just three days before the election.
After he was shot, his car was also set ablaze.
According to Channels News
The Enugu Police Command spokesman Daniel Ndukwu confirmed the development in an early Thursday statement.
He said the incident happened Wednesday when the assailants on a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze Chukwu’s campaign vehicle.
The spokesman said they “attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu (male) and his Personal Assistant (male) who was with him in the vehicle.
“However, the miscreants were repelled by security operatives while attempting to also attack the convoy of the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Eke, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA.”
During the attack, some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were also murdered while the convoy of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Enugu State Uche Nnaji was also affected.
“Preliminary investigations into the incidents show that the armed hoodlums, operating in a tricycle, attacked a PDP campaign Mini Bus at Topland by Ebony Paint Road, Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu and used petrol bomb to set it ablaze, burning to death its driver, simply identified as one KC Great (male),” the statement added.
In the wake of the attack, the Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmed Ammani who visited the scenes of the incidents has ordered an investigation into it.
The Commissioner, while strongly condemning the barbaric acts, has commiserated with the parties and family members of the deceased, vowing to ensure that the perpetrators are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law,” Ndukwe added.
He quoted the Commissioner as reiterating the commitment of the police and other security agencies toward credible polls and called on the residents not to succumb to the “cowardly antics of the hoodlums” aimed at creating fear.
We cannot ascertain his networth at this time.