Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, the brother of the founder African Movie Academy Awards, Peace, was on Saturday afternoon shot dead by armed robbers in Edo state.
Mr. Anyiam-Osigwe, executive Director of the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium of Companies, was shot along the Ore-Benin express way.
This was revealed in a press statement released by the family of the deceased on Monday.
“With grief and deep sense of sorrow, but with total submission to the will of the Almighty God who gives and recalls, the Anyiam-Osigwe family announce the untimely passing to Eternal Glory of Nze Michael Anyiam-Osigwe.
“Michael was demised at the hands of armed robbers who operated along the Ore-Benin Road near the Okada Junction in the afternoon of 29th November 2014 at about 2.30pm,” his family said in the statement.
Mr. Anyiam-Osigwe was the Coordinator General of the Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation. He was also a member of its Board of Trustees and the Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership Research and Development in South Africa. He was also the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi to Nigeria.
He studied Economics and obtained a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology and Musicology from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
His family described him as a “perfect gentleman, humble, humane, an erudite scholar, thinker and a man with very extensive local and global reach”.
He is survived by a wife, Okiemute Anyiam-Osigwe, five children, six brothers, a sister, nieces and nephews and a host of other relations.