First, there was a case of Elias Onyechi, a divorced 60-year-old Nigerian man based in Lowell who was found dead in his apartment earlier this year. Again, a 54-year-old divorced Sonny Asoa, formerly resident of Lowell, died in Revere, Massachusetts. Just last weekend, Saturday 7th, a 57-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Benjamin Chibuogwu was found dead in his apartment in Lowell, Massachusetts. He too divorced and living alone. It’s more like a trend…divorced… living alone and then … dead. All Nigerians!Chibuogwu’s body was discovered three days after he died, a discovery made when his brother who lives in Seattle, Washington, could not reach him over the phone for three days, he then alerted a friend who went to Mr. Chibuogwu’s house with the landlord to find his dead body.
Chibuogwu popularly known as "Benny Chuks" briefly played professional soccer with Vasco Da Gama Football Club of Enugu before coming to the United States.
The Boston community is having a wake for him on Saturday, December 13, 2013 at St. John’s Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, after which his body would be taken back to Nigeria for burial. Late Chibuogwu is a native of Awka in Anambra state. He is survived by five kids.