Mother of Ex-FIRS boss, Omoigui-Okauru, Dies From Gunshot Wounds
The family of former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, on Saturday confirmed the death of their mother, Grace Onaiwu Omoigui.
Mrs Omoigui, aged 82 years, died from complications from multiple gunshot injuries from an armed robbery attack in Benin City on her way from Guaranty Trust Bank, Sapele Road branch.
A statement by eldest child of the deceased, Dr. Nowamagbe Omoigui, said the family was heartbroken by the untimely loss but comforted by the understanding that “this is the Lord’s way and our mum is resting peacefully in His bosom”.
He added, ?”Mama G, as she loved to be called, fought a gallant fight to live but the Lord decided that her time on this earth was done.
“She leaves behind a legacy of love to one’s neighbour regardless of cost and personal sacrifice.
“Even in the face of unprovoked attack, she did what she does best: rightly question the indefensible actions of the armed robbers as she felt it was wrong.”
Omoigui was born on December 28, 1933 and her life spanned several professional careers, starting as an educationist and former vice principal of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Benin City, and later becoming a lawyer and retired magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Surveyor Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui and her children – Dr Nowamagbe and Moira Omoigui; Dr Sota and Helen Omoigui; Ifueko M Omoigui and Asishana Okauru; Eghosa and Eunice Omoigui; and Nosakhare Omoigui; and grand children, Ikponmwosa Omoigui, Ighiwiyisi Omoigui, Ayrton Omoigui, Iyegbekosa Omoigui, Izevbokun Omoigui, Grace Omoigui, Isiuwa Omoigui, Iyare Omoigui, Noe Ter Avest Omoigui, Iriagbonse Omoigui, Anni-Arie Omoigui, and Nete Okauru.