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Celebrity Journalist, Emmanuel Omene-Johnson’s Mom Dies At 81

The mother of celebrity journalist, Emmanuel Omene-Johnson, Mrs Lawrentta Ayeobishiboritse Daibo has passed on.

The educationist and trader died on August 26, 2017 after a brief illness. She breathed her last breath in the hands of one of her granddaughters, Ejiro Eduvie in Oghara, Delta state, Nigeria.

She was born on February 3, 1936. She died at the age of 81.

The corpse of the disciplinarian has been deposited at the morgue of Okparavero Memorial Hospital, Sapele pending her burial rites.

The late mother of six was born into Itsekiri and Urhobo families.

Her dad, Chief Thompson Usuetan Daibo was one of the 106 children of Chief Olomu, the father of the legendary Chief Nana of Koko (Itsekiri enclave). Olomu married 53 wives.

The mother of the late teacher, Grace Tetenu Mogbede was of the Mogbede family of Ebarada (Itsekiri) and Madam Legorbu of Ogharaeki (Urhobo), both in Delta State, Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the families of late Chief Useatan Daibo of Koko and Grace Tetenu Mogbede of Ebarada, have announced the burial plans of the late mother of the former Sub Editor of E24-7 Magazine, Emmanuel Omene-Johnson. Emmanuel is presently editor of

According to the news release made public by the families, the deceased would be accorded a Service of Songs on October, 26. This would hold at the premises of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Decima Road, Sapele at 4pm.
The church funeral service would take place at the St. Andrews Anglican Church, 81 Abeke Road, Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria. The church ceremony comes up at 10 am.
Thereafter, the funeral cavalcade moves to her home of origin, the historical seaside town of Koko where she would be interred.
The burial rites would end with a thanksgiving service at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Boyo Road, Sapele.

The late Mrs Lawrentta Daibo is survived by six children, thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, amongst whom are Samuel Omene-Johnson aka Jimmy Palm and Mrs Joyce Idowu.

She also left behind two brothers and two sisters; foremost among them is Reverend Olumuyiwa Aje of the Anglican Church, Lagos Diocese.

Lawrentta Daibo has a litany of cousins, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunties as her survivors mourning her demise.

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