Channels TV State House correspondent, Chukwuma, dies at 55

Channels TV State House correspondent, Chukwuma, dies at 55
May 23 21:14 2017

The State House correspondent of Channels Television, Mr. Chukwuma Onuekwusi, is dead.

Onuekusi died in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 55 after battling with kidney and other related ailments for about six weeks.

He covered the State House for the Channels Television since 1998.

The deceased was a friend to all the State House correspondents.

In a tribute, State House correspondent of Punch Newspapers, Mr. Olamilekan Adetayo, described the deceased as “a good man.”

“He was a very hardworking man, one of the attributes that attracted him to me. He was always holding the Channels Television-branded microphone as if his life depended on it.

“He did that to the point that we joined some people who paid homage to former President Jonathan on a Christmas Day and the former President could not hide his feeling.

“You are still holding this your thing today again,” Jonathan said, referring to Chukwuma and his trademark microphone.

“When it seemed Chukwuma is talking angrily, just interject with one funny statement and he will burst into laughter and say, “these people won’t allow one to talk.” The case has ended,” Adetayo said.