It was tears of joy for the widow of late Mr. Anthony Ebuewa Okolie who received a cheque of N1,000,000.00 insurance death benefit on behalf of her family from an illustrious son of the town, Jon Tudy Kchikwu.
It would be recalled that her late husband died early this year in a car accident at Issele Uku while on his way to work as an Onicha Ugbo Vigilante operative.
The death benefit was made possible by Jon Tudy whom many have described as an unsung hero of the agrarian community in Aniocha north Local Government Area of Delta State.
He has been quietly providing Onicha Ugbo Vigilante personnel with life insurance coverage free of charge.
“Mr. Jon Tudy Kachikwu through his firm Jon Tudy Interbiz has been paying the insurance premiums for all Onicha Ugbo Vigilante personnel for several years now.
“So far, death benefits have been paid to three families of late Onicha Ugbo vigilante personnel. At a brief ceremony at Obi’s Palace on Tuesday March 30, 2021, Mrs Francisca P. Okolie, received the check on behalf of her family”, a source in the community told Razornewsng.com.
Present at the ceremony were Onicha Ugbo monarch, HRM Agbogidi Obi Victor Chukwumalieze 1, Obi of Onicha Ugbo, Mr. Jon Tudy Kachikwu, Chief Tony Asielue, Mr. Ugo Ebegbune, Mr. Steve Kachikwu, Chief Alex Odi-Okoh, Chief Ken Iwelumo, Mr. Ogorchukwu (Mopol) Enwemogbor (Leader of Onicha Ugbo Vigilante) and many off duty vigilantes.
Obi Chukwumalieze showered encomiums on Kachikwu for his magnanimous gesture in supporting Onicha Ugbo Vigilante and wished him continues blessings from the Almighty God.
Jon was born into the popular and highly cerebral Kachikwu family in 1958 at Onitsha, Anambra State during one of his mother’s frequent visits to that commercial city for her trading business.
The third child of his parents, Jon grew up in Onicha-Ugbo, together with his siblings, and started school early.
In December 2015, he was elected to serve a two-year tenure as chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises and Distribution Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He was Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee.
A philanthropist and a father to not only his biological children, but also everyone that comes his way, including relatives that have lived under his roof, his first-hand experience of a challenging upbringing has propelled him to help others, particularly youngsters, to make an easy start in life.
He is happily married to Nkechi and has six beautiful daughters.