Chief Col Charles Edemenaha (rtd), a former Acting Military Administrator of Rivers State, has died at the age of 87.
Mr Kenneth Edemenaha, the late MILAD’s senior son, claimed in a statement that his father died lately following a brief illness at Orerokpe, the capital of Okpe Local Government Area in Delta State.
He added that his father’s death has brought sadness to the Okpe kingdom, where he served as secretary to the Udogun Okpe and the Okpe Traditional Council of Chiefs.
According to the announcement, Late Chief Col Edemenaha (rtd) served as Secretary to Udogun Okpe and the Okpe Traditional Council of Chiefs to both the late Okpe king, HRM Orhoro I, and the current monarch, HRM Orhue I, the Orodje of the Okpe Kingdom.
His late father, he said, was a pragmatic and imaginative leader who fatefully served the nation and the Okpe Kingdom. “His death is a big loss not only to the Okpe kingdom and Delta state, but also to the country as a whole,” he added.