…like a breath of spring, she came and left
Today marks 365 days that unremorseful death laid her icy hands on Eloho Oghenenyerhovwo Ogbekene. A child destined for greatness, who demonstrated in every ramification; the attributes of a girl of reckoning, a woman of substance in the making, of divine disposition imbued with love that transcends boundaries. Eloho was an epitome of hard work, diligence and she was an angel in disguise.
Tragically, her life was cut short through an auto accident somewhere in Ondo State on December 8, 2019 on her way from school to join her parents and siblings in preparation for yuletide and the new year. Such is life that this beautiful soul left us so early.
She had called her parents while in transit that fateful day, and told them to prepare her favorite meal. They had a few jokes, exchange of pleasantries, and the parents set out like they used to – making their children’s arrival from school a memorable occasion.
And that was it!! An hour or so; there was a call from her phone number, but this time, the voice was strange. The sad news was broken. There was an accident involving the vehicle she was travelling by. According to the voice on the other end of the line – a Police Officer, the occupants of the vehicle have been evacuated to Federal Medical Centre, Akure.
Contacts were made and the parents immediately set out to the hospital. They were recalled on the way as confirmation was got of the tragic incident.
That was how Eloho departed this world, and that was how unfathomable grief descended on the Ogbekenes. Since then, her father and mother, Mr. Moses Ogbekene and Mrs. Veronica Ogbekene as well as her siblings and other relatives have been inconsolable.
Miss Eloho Oghenenyerhovwo Ogbekene was born on 1st February, 1999 to Mr. and Mrs. Moses Ogbekene of Orogun town in Ughelli North L.G.A. OF Delta State.
She attended Stafford House College, Effurun (2008 to 2014) where she obtained her SSCE in flying colours.
Eloho was admitted at Babcock University, IIishan Remo in 2014, where she studied International Law and Diplomacy, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2018. During her undergraduate years, she obtained Advanced Certificate in Criminology and a certificate in entrepreneurship.
She was a member of the Institute of Fraud Examiners and a member of the French Embassy, Babcock University Chapter.
After acquiring her Bachelor’s Degree, she interned at Nigerian Gas Company Limited, a subsidiary company of NNPC before proceeding for her Master’s Degree in Intelligence and Security Studies, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti. She was at the concluding stage (thesis) before her demise on 8th December, 2019.
Miss Eloho Oghenenyerhovwo Ogbekene in her course of university education, authored the following journals:
• The Appraisal of the Impact of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)
• The Roles of Strategic Spiritual Intelligence in ISOR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences; Vol. 24, Issue 2, Sec. 9: FEB. 2019. (E – ISSN2279 – 0837, P -2279 – 0845, www.isorjournals.org).
• Nigeria’s Contemporary Security Challenges: Is State Police the Answer? Jalingo Journal of Social Management Sciences, Taraba State University, Jalingo; January 2019 Edition.
Due to her love and passion for education, she recently registered for the following courses which were ongoing before her tragic end:
• Institute of Security, Nigeria.
• Specialist Course in Criminal investigation.
• Digital Forensic and Intelligence Gathering.
Miss Eloho had a passion for care-giving and support for the needy – a vocation she held dearly throughout her life.
May God in his infinite mercy grant this loveable, enterprising and promising soul a peaceful rest; and the parents, siblings, other family members and acquaintances, the fortitude to bear this great and irreparable loss.