Sunny Odogwu,Top Nigerian Businessman Dies
Sunny Odogwu. Photo credit: TheCable.

A top Nigerian businessman, Sunny Odogwu, has reportedly passed away at age eighty-seven.

According to a family source, Odogwu was said to have died in his home on Monday, TheCable reports.

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The late Odogwu, who hails from Delta state and holds a high ranking traditional title of Ide Ahaba of Asaba, was born March 20, 1931, in Calabar, Cross River state, southern Nigeria.

Odogwu had his secondary school education at Ilesha Grammar School, Osun state and thereafter joined an insurance firm to work as a trainee. He later travelled abroad for further studies.

The deceased established the Sunny Iwedike Odogwu (SIO) Group of Companies, a firm with an investment in property development, shipping, finance, industrial relations and hotel management.

Before his death, Odogwu established Robert Dyson and Diket, an insurance brokerage firm and was the publisher of now-defunct Post Express Newspapers.

Odogwu survived by his wife, Theresa and nine children.