Photos from the funeral of couple killed in the presence of their three children in Umuahia

The remains of late Mr and Mrs Darlington Basil both killed by suspected armed robbers who stopped them on the way while they were coming back from egg supply for the day in Umuahia, Abia State Capital on the 25th of January have been laid to rest over the weekend in Ogo-Ubam in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state.

The couple, who left behind their three children, Priscilla, Solomon and Judith, operated a poultry farm in Umuahia.


Paying a hearty tribute to her late father, Priscilla Favour Uzonwa, one of the daughters to the deceased, described him as a selfless and hardworking man who faced so much hurdles in life from childhood but always found a way to overcome them all.

In her words, she said:

“Daddy stayed back to nurse his mother when she had stroke so as to enable his younger siblings go to school. But after the mother died in 1989 he decided to join business because he had the family’s interest and wanted to help his father take care of the siblings.

“After his father fell sick he vowed never to go to university. He had a problem in his car business which robbed him of all his income. He left the business and got a job at Nigerian Breweries Limited. He worked with NBL until he was transferred to Kaduna State but due to the Sharia law, he resigned from NBL and started his poultry farm and the Lord blessed him.

Daddy prefers to starve himself for the common man to have something to eat. He so much believed in sharing. Even his killers drank his beer the same day they killed him. He built a legacy that is worthy of emulation,” she said.

Below are some pictures from the funeral: