By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
The body of late Mrs Angelina Ikechi Egbuka aged 74, the first Commissioner of Police in the then Eastern Nigeria, was received at the Imo State Police Headquarters in Owerri yesterday.
Mrs. Ikechi Egbuka hailed from Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area, in the State and her body was received by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, who remarked during a brief ceremony, that she deserved more than she got as a reward.
According to Ezike, “Our Heavenly Father knows that this day will come. Some of us worked with Mrs Egbuka, and we know how inspired she can be. She was personable. When you see her, you want to join the police force”
“It is good that, we have this at back of our mind, that God does not owe you, if there is anything, you are the one that owes God”.
“If we remember, in the Old Anambra State Command, Mrs. Egbuka, was in the Administration Department. She was the first woman Police Commissioner in the Eastern Nigeria.
“In a place things work well, she should be rewarded but I think the one God has given to her is the best.”
In a brief Sermon, the Reverend Father, DSP, Francis Ofegbu of the Police Chaplaincy, said; “As we look at Mrs. Egbuka, some do not know where she is going to, her children and relatives will be crying asking where she is going to?”
“But for those, who have faith, we know she is going to meet in a place prepared for her by God. The lesson that we should learn from what is happening today, is that we should try our best to know where we are going to and start to prepare ourselves”.
“Let me tell you, as we are moving around, we are wearing death cloth but we do not know when we will die. Like the Bishop often tells us whenever we wake up in the morning, we should see it as the last day on earth”.
“Every day in our lives, we should try and do the right thing. Without divine mercy none of us will go to heaven. That is why, we are saying, may God grant us peace in this Imo State Police Command”.