Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John, a pastor of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has emerged the new Och’Idoma — a paramount Ruler of the Idoma Nation.
He succeeds the late Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa.
It was gathered that the 52-year-old cleric defeated Andrew Idakwu and Sunday Echono to emerge as the new king of Idoma land.
Elaigwu, born on March 27, 1969, is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1994) with B.Sc honours in Accounting, and Masters in Business Administration (2012) from Benue State University.
He is currently running a PhD program in Accounting at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
He hails from the family of Elaigwu Ekoja in Obagaji the headquarters of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN), Fellow Certified National Accountants of Nigeria, (FCNA) and other numerous honours.
Elaigwu’s professional career spans over 20 years, working with Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
He is married to Mrs Martha Omabo Elaigwu and blessed with five children.