Chef Emeka: Family requests privacy as police probe continues

The family of the slain Abuja-based chef Emeka Eloagu has called on the public to respect their privacy at this time of grief.

Mr Eloagu, known professionally as Chef Emeka, was found dead in his apartment on August 1. He was aged 37.

Following comments from friends on the death of the chef, the family called for calm in a statement to allow the police unravel the circumstances behind the murder.

The statement signed by Ikechi Vincent-Eloagu on behalf of the family said “Emeka is described by all who know and love him as a gentle soul. In the words of his wife, ‘He never hurt anybody, Emeka is the best guy!’”

It further stated, “We implore friends, well-wishers and the general public to please be patient until the ongoing police investigations are over and we can all have a clear knowledge of what happened.

“Our hearts are shattered, but we trust in the Lord. We ask that you keep us in your prayers and respect our privacy at this time.”

Eloagu, who is survived by his wife Chidinma, siblings and an aged mother, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, with a grande diplomé in cuisine and patisserie.

He was reputed for combining French cooking methods with Nigerian cuisines.