The death has been announced of a student of the Nigerian law school in Enugu, Chiemerie Dim, who died while jogging.
According to his friends, Chiemerie suffered a heart attack and died while he was jogging on Tuesday, June 23.
His friends who took to social media to mourn him, described him as a very intelligent young man who had so many dreams and goals he had set for his life.
Chiemerie graduated from the Department of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2019, and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in Enugu where he was still a student before his sudden demise.
His friends have taken to social media to mourn him and express shock at the news of his demise.
One of his friends, Micahel Ugochukwu, wrote
”We pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of our beloved brother who had cardiac arrest and left the mother earth yesterday while jugging in d morning.
He is Chiemerie Dim a fresh Graduate of the blessed faculty of law unizik, currently in law school Enugu , a devoted guru in taxation law.
We pray that the Good lord console his family, friends, loved ones, classmates and the faculty at large.
We also decree and declare that no untimely death shall come to any one of us again in the name of Jesus Christ
We also pray that his short life will bring to our consciousness that the end is near.
May the soul of Dim Chiemerie and that of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace.
Another friend of the deceased, Ogoegbulem Stephen, wrote
”A Black Tuesday for the Black and White Republic
In the early hours of today, we woke up to the sudden death of Mr. Chiemerie Dim of the 2019 graduating class of the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and a bona fide member of the Law Students Association.
Since the news of his death, i have read hundreds of tributes from LAWSANs and staff (academic and non-academic) at various levels. Emy was a legend. He lived a good life. He made sure he left an impact in the lives of all who he came across. Thus, today, everyone has a story to tell.
We will never understand how a young man, full of life and ambition would leave us so soon in this critical time. He had greatness in him. He would have contributed to the tax law system in Nigeria. Indeed, the list is inexhaustible.
Today I encourage us all to take heart and stand together in these trying times. Let us accept this news as God’s will. Let us console ourselves believing that Emy is now resting in the bossom of the Almighty.
Add a Catholic prayer for the saints here
Here are a few things about Chiemerie Dim:
1. Emerie graduated with a law degree from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka in 2019.
2. He was enrolled at the Nigeria Law School, Enugu Campus until his death.
3. Emerie was renowned as a law teacher, a leader and a mentor.
4. He had a forte in Tax Law (one of the most complex fields of law) and had made numerous contributions in articles and legal pages on Contemporary issues in Tax Law.
5. He was an award-winning student with fellowships in international organizations and institutes.
6. He was a founding member and president of the Tax Club UNIZIk (one of the most active student clubs in the University).
7. He was part of the winning team that represented UNIZIK at a National Tax Debate Symposium in Lagos.
8. Emerie had a leading internship role with finance corporations in Nigeria including Andersen Tax.
9. He was a fitness builder, a motivator, an advocate and a friend to many.
10. The cause of his death is confirmed to be cardiac arrest.”
Another of his friend, Nwenyi Tessy, expressed shock at the new of his demise
” Wetin I wan type sef????
If tears could bring u back…only mine wud have done dat oooo…
After d stress of studying law,,,u graduated, paid for law school nd currently on it…den….
We heard “He went for jogging dis morning nd den he slumped nd den died…….. Rest in…..wat??????
I can’t type it ooo…”
Chiemerie has since been buried.