Chief Collins Iheonunekwu popularly known as (Super Boy) was born at Egbelu-Ihie in Ihie Autonomous Community, Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State. His parents, Sir Sylvanus Ihenwokeleme & Dcns. Rose Peace Iheonunekwu were outstanding and renowned teachers who retired at the topmost level of their distinguishing careers as public servants.
He was educated at the famous Ihie High School, Ihie and later at National High School, Aba, where he obtained his Senior School Certificate in 1995. A graduate of Estate Management Department of the Abia State University, Uturu, 1997 Class and he capped his educational pursuit with two Masters of Science degrees (M.Sc) in Developmental Studies from the prestigious Nigeria Defence Academy- NDA, Kaduna in 2012 and M.Sc in Environmental Studies from ESUTH Business School, Enugu in 2016.
As a patriotic young Nigerian, young Collins gladly enlisted for the National Youths Service Corps Scheme on graduation and was deployed to Federal Ministry of Environment, Osogbo, Osun State in 2004.
On a successful completion of the NYSC Scheme in 2005, Young Collins offered himself for public service and was promptly employed as a Cadet Officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission- EFCC in 2006 and has risen through the ranks. A dedicated law enforcement professional with over 16 years of experience in public service capacities as an Anti-Money Laundery Investigator specialist.
While with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Chief Collins has attended several national and international courses/workshops and seminars on
-Negotiation for Conflict and Dispute Resolution organized at the United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
-Basic Fraud and Crime Investigations Training- EFCC
-Data Base Management (Microsoft Access)-EFCC
-Detection and Investigation of Tax Fraud- EFCC
-Forensic Analysis Course-EFCC
-Procurement Management for Investigators- EFCC
-Psychological Operations Course- Defence Intelligence College, Abuja, Nigeria
-Security Investigation and Interrogation Course- Defence Intelligence College Abuja, Nigeria
-Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the prestigious ESSEC Business School, France
- National Intelligence Analysis Training – NIAT, Manchester Police, London.
Licenses and Certifications
He is a Certified Fraud Examiner duly certified by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners –(ACFC) the world largest Fraud Examiner in United State of America.
Chief Iheonunekwu is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Project Managers of Nigeria- (CFPM).
Beyond his professional calling, Chief Collins Ugochukwu Iheonunekwu has an abiding interest in politics which dates back to his university days at Uturu where he was elected member of the Student Representative Council – SRC and served in several student union government committees.
Chief Collins Ugochukwu Iheonunekwu is currently the PDP Candidate/Flagbearer, for Abia State House of Assembly, Isiala ngwa north State Constituency.
He is in politics to seek broader platform to cascade his service to the society for greater impact.
He strongly believe that politics should not be a vocation for vulgar materialism or self aggrandizement.
As a natural philanthropist, based on his humble beginnings and his Christian faith, he is unconditionally committed to alleviating the plight of the less privileged in the society as a basis for economic emancipation and social justice. In fulfillment of this, Super, is devoted to catering for the needs of the poor and less privileged in the society, and has contributed his quota immensely in community development services in his country home, Ihie.
Chief Iheonunekwu, has at one time or the other awards scholarships to indigent students of Ihie community into the Nigerian tertiary institutions. So far, more than Ten (10) students have benefited from his kind-hearted gesture. He has been a rallying point for succor for many community widows, and the less privileged.
Chief Collins Ugochukwu Iheonunekwu holds the prestigious tittle of Miri Oma Na-Ezoro Oha 1 of Ihie in appreciation of his enormous contributions to the development of Ihie community, which has been described as unprecedented and remain instrumental to so many developmental projects in the community. He was honored by the Council of Traditional Rulers in Abia State led by His Eminence Eze Dr. Joseph Nwabekee as UGOBUZUO 1 OCHAKE of Abia State.
He is married to Mrs. Amarachi Iheonunekwu and the union is blessed with three wonderful boys.