Worried that the processional train for the remains of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu is dragging, burial committee members have cut off some stops on the journey from Awka to Nnewi hoping to start the the Christian wake keeping tonight.
Premium Times gathered a few minutes ago that a decision has been taken to fly the remains by helicopter from Nnewi.
“This will certainly hurt many rural folks and school kids who have lined the path since morning waiting for the copse but we cannot delay the wake since its getting so dark,” a committee member told Premium Times in Nnewi.
The helicopter is expected to land at the spacious garden of Beverly Hills hotel in Nnewi owned by the business magnate, Gab Chukwuma, before making the last 10-minute journey to the Casa Bianca, home of the Ojukwus.
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