Delta State Billionaire and businessman, Sunny Odogwu has died at the age of 87.
According to reports, late Chief Odogwu died in his home on Monday Nov 5th after a brief illness.
Born on March 20, 1931, in Calabar, Odogwu hails from Delta state and holds a high ranking traditional title of Ide Ahaba of Asaba. He had his secondary school education at Ilesha Grammar School, Osun state and thereafter joined an insurance firm to work as a trainee.
Odogwu established the Sunny Iwedike Odogwu (SIO) Group of Companies, a firm with investment in property development, shipping, finance, industrial relations and hotel management.
He also established Robert Dyson and Diket, an insurance brokerage firm. Odogwu was the publisher of now-defunct Post Express Newspapers. He is survived by his wife, Theresa and nine children.
Mourning his demise, Senator Ben Bruce wrote, ‘I am deeply saddened by the death of Chief Sonny Odogwu; publisher of defunct Post Express Newspapers and a true Nigerian with a chain of investments that empowered lots of Nigerians. He will be dearly missed. My condolence to his family and all his loved ones’.