The burial of late veteran journalist, Dimgba Igwe, has been fixed for October 11, at his home town, Igbere, Abia State.
This was disclosed by his family.
Mr. Igwe was confirmed dead at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, on Saturday, September 6 morning after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver while jogging at his Okota, Lagos neighbourhood.
Confirming the burial date to PREMIUM TIMES via a text message on Monday, Ali Muhammed, a journalist and colleague to Mr. Igwe said “The burial has been fixed for October 11, I just left Dimgba’s house”.
The family also announced the burial rights on Wednesday with a Service of Songs in Lagos on October 4 while interment will hold at his Okafia Igbere hometown on October 11, after funeral service.
According to Mr. Hanson Igwe, elder brother of the deceased, Service of Songs will take place at Evangel Pentecostal Church, 3–9, Chidi Okafor Street, Off Canal Avenue, Okota, Lagos, by 3.00 p.m. on October 4.
On Saturday, October 11, funeral service holds at Okafia Igbere Primary School, in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State by10.00 a.m. while interment will follow at will be held at the home of the deceased, also in Igbere.
Aged 58 at his death, Mr. Dimgba, alongside Mike Awoyinfa pioneered the now rested Weekend Concord newspaper, The Sun Newspaper and co-authored several books including Osoba: The Newspaper Years, The Arts of Feature Writing and Mike Adenuga: The Business Guru.