Following his death on 12 September, 2019, the remains of the Ezeogo Isimkpu, Mazi Charles Ogbonnaya Nwankwo, was buried in his compound in Eziukwu, Isimkpu, Arochukwu, on Saturday, 04 January, 2020 after a funeral service at the village square by the Anglican Church of Nigeria, and during which time his first son-clergy man of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, the Rev’d Sydney Ikechi Nwankwo, preached a sermon too. The burial was attended by many Isimkpu sons and daughters at home and from all other Isimkpu settlements to honour their Ezeogo, who symbolised the village and did all he could to unite it while alive. People from other villages, friends of the late village head and well-wishers were also in attendance.
The burial ceremony went smoothly and without any hitches.
Speaking on the issue, the palace secretary of Isimkpu village, Mazi Ogbonnaya Akoma, specially thanked members of the Arochukwu Council of Ndi Ezeogo for honouring their deceased colleague by their physical presence during the burial, just as he showered praises on the representative of Eze Aro of Arochukwu, Mazi Oji Kanu, Eze Ibom Isii, Mazi Kanu Nwa Kanu, for attending the burial.
Mazi Akoma thanked all for maintaining the peace during and after the burial, noting that ‘Ezeogo Nwankwo was a most peaceful man while alive and deserved to be buried peacefully the way we had done on 4 January.’
Meanwhile, the Arianzu Isimkpu, Marizu Nwankwo, has taken up the unification of Isimkpu as his first assignment on assumption of office. In this regard, he has assembled some noble men and women from the three compounds in Isimkpu towards the resolution of some of the outstanding issues in the village, including the land dispute between Mazi Frankline Nwosu Nwadibia of Okwaraeke family and some members of the late Chief Okoro Ume family (all of Eziukwu Compound) that is already in the Customary Court, Arochukwu.