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Ijaw great historian, Apostle Takeme Passes on at 87

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Late Apostle Famous Mitin Takeme

Warri- Ijaw oral historian and revered Apostle Famous Mitin Takeme has died on the 13th Wednesday December, 2017 after a brief illness in a private hospital in Warri, Delta state.

Confirming the death of the Ijaw great historian, his first son, former Burutu council Chairman, Chief Julius Takeme (JP) posted in his official facebook page, said ‘‘My great DAD, Famous Mitin Takeme,a solid family background,an apostle in the vineyard of GOD and an encyclopedia of our history as a people is dead. Death is actually no respecter of anybody’’

The late octogenarian was born on the 10th January, 1930,  hailed from Obotebe  town in Burutu LGA of Delta state.

While reacting on the sudden death of the Ijaw historian, the honourable law maker from Burutu North Constituency at the state House of Assembly Hon. Daniel Yingi in a condolence message through  his senior assistant on media and communication Mr. Amaye Patrick on behalf of the people of Burutu condoles with the people of Ward 10  in Obotebe Town, former PDP and Council Chairman in Burutu LGA, Hon. (Chief) Julius Ebikekon Takeme JP on the death of his father, Apostle Famous Mitin Takeme.



He said ‘‘this is sad, shocking and painful owing at a time his wisdom is needed most’’

Apstl. Famous Mitin Takeme before his earth departure has been a solid family background and resort point. In a times as this, God knows best and he prayed that, God gives you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss  a dear and historical father. This indeed, shows that, death is actually a respecter of none’’

High Chief Tunde, the traditional  prime minister of Obotebe kingdom told Daily Watch in a phone conversation, said ‘‘Obotebe kingdom has lost a great pillar who was symbol of the past and the present generation as he keeps accurate  dates and facts about the Ijaw nation on major events and developments as an historian’’ He described him as a great,upright and peaceful man who uses his wealth of wisdom to mediate and  restore peace during crisis situation in Obotebe and neighbouring Ijaw communities.

The family leader and first son of late Takeme, Chief Julius Takeme told our correspondent that the family has not taken an official date for proper burial rite of the Ijaw historian. He noted that the remains of his beloved father has been deposited in a private morgue, until official notice will be given to the public for final burial ceremony.

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