Koko agog as Olare-Aja (Head) of Ureju, Tonwe joins ancestors

The ancient town of Koko was agog Friday, December 21 and Saturday 22 as late Pa. Monday Urolemile Jemirieyigbe Tonwe AKA Ometemete was


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Koko agog as Olare-Aja (Head) of Ureju, Tonwe joins ancestors
Late Pa. Monday Urolemile Jemeregbe Tonwe

The ancient town of Koko was agog Friday, December 21 and Saturday 22 as late Pa. Monday Urolemile Jemirieyigbe Tonwe AKA Ometemete was laid to rest at his compound in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area, Delta State.

 

Until his demise, late Pa. Tonwe was the Olare-Aja (Oldest Man) of Ureju Community in Warri North Local Government Area.

 

One of the sons of late Pa. Tonwe, Mr. Henry Eniyan Tonwe, who is the Chairman of Ureju Community, described his late father as “a great man, peace loving and a community builder”.

 

Eniyan Tonwe added that his father will be missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family as well as Ureju people, just as he thanked Almighty God and everyone who came from far and near to grace the occasion.

 

Late Pa. Monday Tonwe was aged 106 and is survived by Wife, Mrs. Victoria Asagba Tonwe, 15 children, 39 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren

 

The event attracted dignitaries from within Delta and beyond.

 

Here are exclusive photoshoots of the event as covered by Our Senior Correspondent Celestine Ukah & Josephine Ughweri.

Catafalque of late Pa. Tonwe at his compound

 

 

Ejukuju cultural dance of Koko performing with their gong during the funeral

 

 

Eldest son of late Pa. Tonwe, Mr. Omatseoyone Tonwe performing traditional rites of his late father

 

 

The remains of late Pa. Tonwe taken to his final resting place

 

 

Late Pa. Tonwe laid to rest

 

 

Mr. Eniyan Henry Tonwe (left) & CEO/MD Jemtech Global, Pst. Eric Jemijereye

 

From left: Barr. Prince Eferurhobo, Eniyan Tonwe & Barr. Obafemi Ainerua

 

 

Prince Sunny Emiko (right), Ama Toritseju leading others to perform some traditional rites, while others follow during the funeral

 

Children and grandchildren of late Pa. Tonwe doing traditional greetings of family members 

 

 

 

 

Eniyan Tonwe right, Chief Prest Udueyin (left), Elder Edward Daibo (2nd left) Monday Amorighoye (3rd left) & others  

 

 

 

 

Ureju community performing traditional dance & rites

 

 

 

 

Prince & Princes Sammy Lata entertaining guests with their melodious songs at the funeral reception

 

 

 

 

Kredi dance of Ureju community entertaining guests

 

 

 

Pa. Thompson Jaikpe (3rd right) & others

 

Mr. & Mrs. Tonwe and Son Ayirioritse & others during family dance at the funeral

R-L: Eniyan Tonwe, Apostle Lucky Obaro, Pst. Friday Jakpa & Pst. Oma Tongbe

Mr. Edema (left) Prince Emiko (4th left) Jerry Atiene (3rd right) & others

Mr. Tonwe (2nd right) Mr. Kaka (3rd left), Mr. James & others 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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