Benjamin Ogudoro – A Businessman Arrested in the Murder of His Wife and Brother
Benjamin Ogudoro is an accountant with experience at various companies. His career began at Peos Investment Group where he served as chief accountant before making the transition to Sidmach technologies as the Chief Accounting Officer.
Chinyere obtained a visa to travel to Scotland where she studied international business management and earned a master’s degree. Unfortunately, upon her return home she was murdered by her husband.
Early Life and Education
After graduating from Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Benjamin traveled to Manchester in the UK where he pursued a master’s degree in economics. Following this, Benjamin worked at Peos Investment Group and Sidmach technologies before transitioning into finance and accounts at Bowclose Nigeria Limited where he later assumed control.
GRASSROOT REPORTERS have reported that Chinyere Magella Ogudoro, who relocated to Scotland less than four years ago, returned to Lagos last Thursday and her brother picked her up from Murtala Muhammed International Airport. When her phone rang that evening she excused herself saying she needed to call her brother instead.
Evidently, her husband called and informed her he intended to sell their home; upon hearing this news he reportedly set fire to both his wife and her brother before setting himself ablaze himself.
Benjamin possesses the rare gift of being able to turn around companies, earning him recognition in company circles as “Mr. Turnaround”. His solid mathematical background greatly assists his efforts.
As Marketing Director at Leadership Trainers and Management Consultant, Sidmach Technologies Senior Accountant Senior, Peos Investment Group as Head of Accounting, Administration and Human Resources as well as Bowclose Nigeria Limited Controller Finance Operations Operations were some of his many roles at several organizations.
In 2016, he established the Nigerian Teachers Community – an online platform designed for professional development of teachers that now boasts half a million members worldwide – with half as many alumni from Study UK alumni award for Social Action being finalist for nomination, becoming one of the biggest teacher communities on Facebook and being recognized with multiple alumni awards for this award category.
Achievement and Honors
Benjamin Ogudoro, 50 years old and resident in UK-based Chinyere Ogudoro and her brother Ifeanyin Edoziem were found dead by Ogudoro at their apartment at House 5, Oteyi community Amuwo Odofin in Lagos state on Thursday afternoon, Vanguard reports. Ogudoro had set them both ablaze.
Ogudoro was honored by the British Council in Nigeria for his outstanding social action in education and was one of five finalists for their Study UK Alumni Awards for Nigeria.
The award was given in recognition of the Nigerian Teachers community that he established in 2016. This online platform provides free continuous professional development to teachers from across Nigeria and currently boasts over half a million members on Facebook alone – having had a profound effect on teaching practices throughout Nigeria.
Benjamin Nkemakolam Ogudoro of Ngor Okpalla Local Government Area in Imo State has been arrested by police on charges that he set his Scotland-returnee wife Chinyere and her brother Ifeanyi on fire upon returning home. It is alleged he did this immediately upon returning home.
Mrs Ogudoro died instantly while her brother succumbed to burn injuries on Friday April 1, after an apartment fire at Oteyi Garden Estate in Abule-Ado, Lagos.
A man accused of setting his wife and her brother ablaze has revealed to Vanguard News they had a disagreement because she failed to add his name on documents associated with their house. While being paraded by police, this version of events contradicts claims made by Mrs Ogudoro’s family members regarding what took place; furthermore he denies killing either of them.
Benjamin Ogudoro, a businessman, is being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command in relation to the murders of his wife Chinyere and her younger brother in House 5 of Oteyi Garden Estate Abule-Ado. Chinyere died instantly while her brother passed away later at hospital.
She moved to Scotland four years ago in order to study master’s at Glasgow Caledonian University. A mother of four and data enthusiast, she had a promising future ahead of her. Unfortunately, it seems her husband became angry over her refusal to sell their property without him present; this led him to commit the act that ultimately claimed her life; he has denied involvement and her family has asked the public not to hold him responsible for what has transpired.