THE Permanent Secretary, Police Service Commission, William Alo, has lost his 10-year-old son, Mathew Akachukwu, in a domestic accident.
Details of Mathew’s demise was sketchy but the deceased reportedly died at his parents’ Abakaliki residence in Ebonyi State on January 9.
He was buried on Saturday in Okpokuegbe in Ekwetekwe/Ogbuinyagu autonomous community, Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the Head, Press and Public Relations
PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement, titled, ‘PSC Perm Sec’s 10-year-old son dies in domestic accident, buried today.’
The bereaved father said he still couldn’t come to terms with the reality of his son’s death.
“You have become so attached to me that it will take many years to adjust to the reality of your permanent absence”, he lamented.
The statement said, “Late Master Akachukwu was full of life as his usual self on January 9 and was all over the compound helping his parents to entertain visitors until tragedy struck between 5pm to 6pm.
“He was involved in a domestic accident and fell to the cold hands of death.”
The PSC Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police, mourned Akachukwu’s death, saying the manner it came was devastating and has left a very big vacuum in the family.
He prayed God to grant the entire Alo family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Sympathizers gathered in the country home of the Permanent Secretary to bid the young boy farewell.
They include Chief Onyemuche Nnamani, the Commissioner representing South- East in the PSC, who led the commission’s delegation; Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State, Aliyu Garba; a former Ebonyi State governor, Chief Martin Elechi and his
wife and many others.
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