Bride-to-be dies after she was swept away by flood in Anambra, brother pays tribute (photos)

Bride-to-be dies after she was swept away by flood in Anambra, brother pays tribute (photos)

A Nigerian bride-to-be Olivia Uchechi Ihionu has passed away after she was carried away by flood and drowned in Anambra state.

The 31-year-old lady was reportedly carried away after she fell into the gutter at Adoration Ministry in Uke, Idemili North local government area of the state. gathered that Uchechi who was supposed to be planning her wedding was found dead on Tuesday, August 15.

The deceased’s brother Ben Chuks Ihionu shared the tragic story on his Facebook. He expressed that he still cannot believe she is dead.

31-year-old bride-to-be

31-year-old bride-to-be dies after she was swept away by flood in Anambra Photo Source: LindaIkeji

He wrote: "I've been dreading to post this as I keep hoping and wishing that it's all a horrible nightmare. I can't believe you're gone. To think we went from planning a wedding to preparing for a burial. I will miss you terribly. Sleep on sweet sister. I'm sure you're in a better place. I love you and I will miss you Kaka."

Another family member identified as Celestine Ebubeogu also shared a tribute to her on Facebook.

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The user wrote: “I experienced a deep loss last night. Uchechi Olivia Ihionu unexpectedly pass away at the age of. Uchechi was a lovely and vibrant daughter who has been taken away too early and so sudden. She was my mother. She was my favorite. Uchechi just got engaged to a young handsome gentleman she so much loved. We were all looking forward to the wedding this December.

She announced to the world her engagement and on daily basis reminds all the joy of being in love.

Here was a child who had it all. Beautiful, intelligent and virtuous. Her smile would melt steal - her laughter could wake the dead. Back with two masters decree from England, she served in the CBN Abuja with distinction and was so hopeful of an employment offer from the organization.

She had a lovely family - blessed tremendously in every facet. Trained from her first cry to blossoming to be great. She had it all covered. The world was at her feet. Literally nothing would stop her.

She was my photographer last Wednesday during my brother's inauguration. And a million pictures she took for me. There and then was the last sweet smiles offered.

Her last post yesterday on Facebook was some pictures and her sad expressions on the family poisoning death in Okija. Never did she know our first post the next day would be of her own death.

The very last of many comments she made on the family picture I posted yesterday was "My people...My Family..."

Was she saying Goodbye?

We cannot know for certain how long we have here. Did she had a premonition? Of recent she was so powerfully prayerful. Exuding gratia.”

Olivia Uchechi Ihionu reportedly bagged two masters degree from a university in England. She also did her youth service in Abuja where she worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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The lady who got engaged last December was said to have been planning her wedding for this year December.

31-year-old bride-to-be

She was planning her wedding set for December 2017 Photo Source: LindaIkeji

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