- An All Progressives Congress (APC) senator has been declared dead
- Benjamin Uwajumogu, representing Imo North senatorial district, died at the age of 51
- The senator reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 18
- Details of what led to the lawmaker's death are yet to be unveiled
Multiple sources have confirmed to Legit.ng that the senator representing Imo North senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, Benjamin Uwajumogu has died.
The senator reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 18.
The senator, who was a former Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Uwajumogu was a ranking senator in the upper chamber as this was his second stint in the Senate.
His last outing in the Senate was on Tuesday, December 10 when he raised a petition on behalf of a constituency member on his reinstatement into the Nigerian Army.
It is not yet clear how he died. While some say he died in a Dubai hospital, others say he died in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The lawmaker, who represents Magama/Rijau federal constituency of Niger state, died on Monday morning, December 2.
A close associate of the lawmaker stated that Illiyasu died in his sleep.
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