Councilmember Dwumfour Goes Home


The 30-year-old councilmember of Sayreville, New Jersey, who was cold-bloodedly murdered on Wednesday February 1, 2023, goes home on March 4, 2023. Ms. Eunice Dwumfour was one of two Borough Republicans elected to the Borough Council in 2021. Published reports say the affable enterprising lady was shot multiple times while attempting to park her vehicle near her Townhouse home.

Born in Newark, New Jersey to Ghanaian parents Mary and Prince Dwumfour, she attended William Paterson University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies in 2017.

In November of 2022, Ms. Dwumfour, in her first year of a three-year term as Councilmember, flew to Nigeria to get married to Mr. Ezechukwu Peter Akwue. The husband was supposedly preparing to join his wife in the U.S. She was a Pastor and Director of Churches at Champions Royal Assembly in North America. She leaves behind a 12-year-old daughter, a husband, four siblings, parents, and an angry, hurtful, and grieving Ghanaian and African community in the U.S. and beyond.

On February 8, Governor Phil Murphy ordered New Jersey State buildings to fly their flags at half-mast in honor of the slain councilmember. As Asante culture dictates, in a pre-final funeral rite, Ghanaians thronged the Elizabeth Avenue home of the parents of Eunice Dwumfour on February 18 to prepare for the final funeral rites.

Funeral Services will be held at 275 Market Street (Bethany Baptist Church), Newark, New Jersey from 8 am to 11:00 am on March 4, followed by traditional funeral rites at Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey from 5 pm to 12 midnight on the same day.

Tragically and coincidentally, Eunice Dwumfour’s homegoing will be on the same date – March 4 – as her birth date. She would have been 31.

Akua Konadu (her birthname), da yie (fare thee well).

Posted by on Feb 22 2023. Filed under Community News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply