Couple Reunited After 10 Years, 24hours Later They Died In Accident

Date: 13-04-2013 12:05 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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One of the most shocking stories of the tragic accident involving a Young Shall Grow luxurious bus and a Dangote cement truck was that of Nneka and Kenneth Ojielo, a couple who died in the accident. Theirs is a story that will bring tears to many eyes because Kenneth had not seen his wife in the last 10 years until Thursday, the day before they both perished in the explosion.



“My sister travelled to Lagos from Enugu on Wednesday. On Thursday, I took her to the airport to welcome her husband. No one could separate them when Kenneth eventually came out with his luggage. They kissed for about 15 minutes and everybody around just stood watching.”

Nneka’s younger brother, Ogonna Abako, told Punch that “Kenneth travelled to Austria in 2003 in search of greener pastures. Before he left, they already had five children. Their eldest child is 21.

“They actually got married very early. Kenneth was 26 years old when they got married while my sister was about 20 years old at the time. Everybody was joyous when we heard he was coming home."

A picture of the joyous reunion taken by Ogonna’s wife on her mobile phone at the airport showed a couple with much happiness written all over their faces.

But that joy was short-lived.
On Friday, they decided to travel to Enugu. Kenneth wanted to meet his children as soon as possible. The children too were ecstatic in Enugu as they kept calling, asking their father, whom they had not seen in the last 10 years, to get home on time.

Ogonna said, “I drove my sister and her husband to a hotel and lodged them there. The following day, I woke up early to take them to the bus park. We got to Jibowu and realised that the Ekene bus they wanted to take had already left.

“I wanted them to take a smaller bus, but Kenneth insisted he would rather board the luxury bus.”

The couple held hands in the bus and prayed for journey mercies as Ogonna bid them farewell, not knowing it was for the last time. He said he called his sister’s phone at 3pm but it did not connect. He thought there was at network problem.

“When it was 6pm, my sister’s eldest child called and said she had not seen her parents. I then asked my brother to go to the Young Shall Grow park in Enugu. He was told there that only two of the company’s buses took off from Lagos that day, one from Maza Maza and one from Jibowu.

“Many families were waiting for their relations at the park too. The bus that took off from Maza Maza got to the park and that was when the passengers broke the news of the accident to waiting families. Those children will never see their father and mother again,” Abako said as he dabbed at his teary eyes.

Worse is the fact that their bodies cannot be claimed by their family members for burial as they were burnt beyond recognition and were therefore given a mass burial on Tuesday in Benin.

What a sad way to end their journey...all the 10 years hustle of the husband gone. So sad!

Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:05 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- edeblue at 13-04-2013 12:52 PM (9 years ago)
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 Cry :'(n Cry so sad
Posted: at 13-04-2013 12:52 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- blackmale247 at 13-04-2013 01:07 PM (9 years ago)
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this is really sad, i dont know wht to say, tht country ,nigeria is something else...
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:07 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Pervik at 13-04-2013 01:21 PM (9 years ago)
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So sad, after long time of waiting. May dere souls R.I.P... Cry Cry Cry Cry
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:21 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- termorrison at 13-04-2013 01:48 PM (9 years ago)
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uhuummmmmm wat a life
Posted: at 13-04-2013 01:48 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- ezchusa at 13-04-2013 03:07 PM (9 years ago)
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Its a pity

Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:07 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Biafranwar at 13-04-2013 03:28 PM (9 years ago)
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So sad. May their soul rest in peace
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:28 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- micc at 13-04-2013 03:35 PM (9 years ago)
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Rip
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:35 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- sonjohn994 at 13-04-2013 03:41 PM (9 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:41 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noble12 at 13-04-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago)
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Bad
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- rubben2010 at 13-04-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago)
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oh dear  Cry Cry Cry .....................may it be well with their souls
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:53 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- toibeli at 13-04-2013 03:54 PM (9 years ago)
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My heart goes out to their families especially the 5 children Cry
Posted: at 13-04-2013 03:54 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bettygirls at 13-04-2013 04:10 PM (9 years ago)
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weh... RIP
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:10 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 13-04-2013 04:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Heartbreaking news. How can those poor children and their respective families live through this? May their soul RIP
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:25 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 13-04-2013 04:52 PM (9 years ago)
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So sad

Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:52 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 13-04-2013 04:53 PM (9 years ago)
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may their souls rest in peace

Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:53 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dlimelite at 13-04-2013 04:57 PM (9 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:57 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 13-04-2013 04:59 PM (9 years ago)
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OMG! That's so sad. May God be with their families and children during their grieving. May their souls rest in peace.  Cry
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:59 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 13-04-2013 04:59 PM (9 years ago)
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Chaiiiiiiii
Posted: at 13-04-2013 04:59 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- KingPharoah at 13-04-2013 05:07 PM (9 years ago)
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Wow, trying to picture myself in the position of the deceased kids waiting for their parents at home, only to be told: ur parents re no more, u wouldn't see their bodies or graves Cry Sad Cry
Posted: at 13-04-2013 05:07 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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