Simeon Obodo, the 35-year old Nigerian who was killed in Gao, India, on October 30, has been buried in his hometown in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
Talking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday, a representative of the family, Ejike Esinkoye, said the funeral service of Mr. Obodo took place on Monday and he expressed dismay that the Federal Government did not send any official delegation to the burial.
He also said that the family had yet to receive any compensation or assistance from the India government.
You recall that Simeon’s murder during a violent clash in Goa village, India, sparked a diplomatic row between both countries.
Around 200 Nigerians in India protested Mr. Obodo’s murder by blocking a national highway and ended up clashing with locals and police in the area.
Fifty-three of the protesting Nigerians were arrested and later released, after paying fees to secure their release.
According to a biography published by the family, Mr. Obodo was born on Nov. 1, 1977, he worked and lived in Port Harcourt before travelling to Liberia in 2009.
Mr. Obodo, who left Nigeria for India on January 9 before his unfortunate death on October 30, few days to his 36th birthday, is survived by an aged mother, daughter and wife.
May his soul rest in perfect peace