Residents of Ihieya area in Benin, Edo where the late Dr Samuel Ogbemudia lived before his death and the adjourning streets, on Friday lamented the death of a man they described as a good neighbour.
Ogbemudia’s eldest Son, Samuel Jr, had earlier confirmed his father’s death at a Lagos hospital on Thursday at 84 years.
Some of the residents said, at Ishieya on condolence visit, that Ogbemudia’s death is a big loss to the community.
They said Ogbemudia represented everything good to them.
Mr Ehigie Aigbiremolle, a neigbour to the Ogbemudias’ and who said he had has lived in the area for over 25 years, described the late Ogbemudia as a man with good heart.
‘’He did not only attract infrastructure to the area through his influence.
Another resident, who identifies himself as Gabriel, described Ogbemudia’s death as shocking and called on other influential Nigerians to emulate what the late Ogbemudia represented to the people.