Actor Chidi Mokeme mourns cousin killed by hit-and-run driver in US


Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme, has expressed grief after losing two family members within a month.

The actor, on his Instagram page on Thursday, revealed that his cousin was a victim of a fatal hit-and-run incident in Maine, United States.

This comes weeks after he announced the demise of his immediate younger sister, Ebele Mokeme Uche-Nwene, who “lost the battle” to an undisclosed illness.

Sharing pictures of the deceased, Mokeme revealed that his cousin was 35 years old, while his sister would have clocked 48 years next month.


He 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,” he wrote in the caption.

The actor further called on persons who might have information on the hit-and-run driver to share with the police in order to aid their investigation.

“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,” he wrote.

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