Veteran filmmaker, Chief Eddie Ugbomah has died at the age of 78.
Ugbomah who was scheduled for surgery on Monday, May 13, died on Saturday afternoon in a Lagos hospital following a protracted illness.
His death was announced by Shaibu Hussein, a member of a fundraising committee set up for his treatment.
Hussein in a Facebook post said, “I have the permission of the Chair of the Chief Eddie Ugbomah Medical Fund Committee Alhaji Adedayo Thomas (DG, NFVCB) to break the news of the passage into eternity of the Veteran Filmmaker Chief Eddie Ugbomah, OON.
“The veteran filmmaker died an hour ago at the hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a surgery on Monday. Sad..but we totally submit to the Almighty.”