Veteran Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has been thrown into mourning after losing his sister and cousin to the cold hands of death.
The 50-year-old actor took to his Instagram page to announce the sad news of their passing on Thursday, June 23.
He said his sister, Ebele, succumbed to an undisclosed ailment and was aged 48, while his cousin, Nicole, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the United States.
According to him, the driver is still on the run and the Maine State Police has requested for the help of the public to find him.
Sharing a collage of the deceased, Chidi Mokeme wrote,
“Gone Too Soon!
It’s been a crazy couple of days as our family mourns the loss and transition of our angels.
It is with profound sadness that I share with you the untimely and unfortunate passing of my immediate younger sister Ebele Mokeme Uche-Nwene, who would have been 48yrs next month and My Cousin Nicole Mokeme, 35. While Ebele lost her battle to illness, Nicole was killed by a hit-and-run driver. May their spirit-filled souls rest eternally in the Lord, and I solicit your prayers for Ebele’s young twins, Nicole’s daughter, our family, my mum, Nicole’s parents, and the loved ones and friends they left behind.
I’m compelled to share this information because Nicole’s killer is still out there on the loose. The Maine State Police, and the Maine Department of Public Safety are in search of the hit-and-run vehicle described as a 2016 black BMW X3 SUV with Maine license plates 5614WM and is registered to 35yr old Raymond Lester of Portland. The Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle. If you see the vehicle, or have any reliable information, please call the Maine Police Department immediately.”