Anambra State Government clarified yesterday that Rev Fr Raymong Arazu died from complications arising from prostate cancer and diabetes.

Government spokesperson, C Don Adinuba said in a statement that the Father Arazu died on 26 December, aged 82.

Born in 1939 at Ihembosi in Ekwusigo Local Government area of Anambra, Arazu was ordained a priest of the Catholic Church.

Adinuba said that the people and government of Anambra State received with sadness the news of Arazu’s death.

“He was at home with his kinfolk. When his rural Ihembosi community was in crisis, he accepted to lead the town union and quickly brought peace and stability to the place.

“May the Lord accept the soul of this dedicated servant of the people and a hero of African Renaissance who led a life of poverty, chastity, humility, service to society and solidarity.”

Arazu died of prostate cancer complications