By Favour Nnabugwu
A 39 year old Nigerian businessman an Igbo by origin identified as Jude Chigbo Ihezie, has been gruesomely murdered by unknown assailants in Hanoi, Vietnam
The businessman, who had lived in Vietnam for over 10 years and was married to a Vietnamese woman, was reportedly beaten and stabbed in the chest in his apartment on May 4, 2022.
Ihezie was a renowned businessman who had resided in Vietnam for over ten years and operated multiple businesses, including the export of various locally made Vietnamese products to Africa, according to reports.
Jude Ihezie was married to a woman from Vietnam and was survived by two children.
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Vietnam, while confirming Ihezie’s death in a statement, revealed the father-of-two died on his way to the hospital.
“It is with great sadness that the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to VietNam, His Excellency, Mr. Adamu Hassan Mamani, inform you of the gruesome murder of a Nigerian, Mr Jude Chigbo Ihezie of Obowo Village, in Imo State in the morning of Wednesday 4th May, 2022 at an apartment in Ve Linh Village, Phn Linh Commune, Soc Son, Hanoi.
The Nigerian Embassy in Vietnam is mourning, and has confirmed and condemned Ihezie’s gruesome murder.
The Nigerian Ambassador to Vietnam, His Excellency Adamu Hassan Mamani said investigations were on, and every effort would be made to get to the root of the tragic situation.
Announcing Ihezie’s death on behalf of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Vietnam, Ambassador Mamani said: