The remains of Venus Ogbubuike, the cashier who died after a domestic gas explosion accident in Owerri, Imo State will be led to rest on October 29, 2021.
Venus, who worked with the Imo State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Physical Planning until the unfortunate incident died on October 7, five days after her camp gas cylinder exploded as she tried igniting her big gas stove.
The body of the 36-year-old mother of five, two girls and three boys will be buried at Dikenafai Community in Ideato South Local Government Area of the state.
A statement endorsed by her husband disclosed that her body after being taken from the morgue would make a brief stop-over at the Secretariat of the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Physical Planning in Owerri before being conveyed in a hearse for a boundary reception at Dikenafai/Okwelle.
The statement added that interment follows immediately after a requiem mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish, Dikenafai.
Meanwhile, there has been outpouring of grief since Venus met her untimely death.
The former Secretary to the Government of Imo State, George Eche is among the many who have expressed grief over her sudden passage.
According to Eche, Venus’ sudden death has once again confirmed to him the ephemeral nature of human existence on earth.
Eche described the deceased as a star and dedicated staff who did her part happily and helped others to perform their own tasks.
A member of staff of the Imo State Ministry of Finance, who did not want her name mentioned in print, wondered why good people like Venus do not last the distance on earth.
She said; “Venus was always smiling and ready to lend a helping hand to others. Sometimes, she went out of the line of duty to assist me. I’m truly pained by her sudden demise. May her soul rest in peace’.
The legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State chapter, Kissinger Ikeokwu and popular fish barbeque dealer, Ukachukwu Igboamusi also expressed sadness at her sudden demise.
Kissinger wrote; “I cannot believe you are no more. I just wouldn’t want to think it. But sad, it is what it is’.
On his own part, Ukachukwu Igboamusi wrote on her Facebook timeline, “My paddy paddy, Venus Onyinyechi. I never believed the story to be true… My heart is heavy. Rest in peace my own person”.