Sokoto lawmaker slumps, dies on the way to hospital

Sokoto lawmaker slumps, dies on the way to hospital

- A member of Sokoto House of Assembly, Isa Harisu, is dead

- Harisu was reported to have slumped at the office complex on Monday, December 30

- The deceased who was aged 55, died on the way to the hospital

A member of the Sokoto state House of Assembly, Isa Harisu, slumped and later died on his way to the hospital on Monday, December 30.

Legit.ng gathered that deputy speaker of the House, Abubakar Magaji, who confirmed the incident, said Harisu slumped when he arrived at the office complex to attend the day’s plenary.

According to NAN, the incident was officially announced at the plenary by Magaji.

He said the deceased, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was rushed to Usman Danfodiyo university teaching hospital after he slumped.

“When he slumped, he was rushed to the hospital, but he died on the way,” Magaji said.

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Family sources were quoted as saying that the late lawmaker, aged 55, left behind his mother, four wives, and 22 children.

The Assembly has postponed its sitting till Tuesday, December 31, in order to attend the burial rites of the deceased who represented Kebbe constituency.

Sokoto lawmaker slumps, dies on the way to hospital

Sokoto state House of Assembly
Source: UGC

The tragic incident came weeks after Ja’afaru Iliyasu, a member of the House of Representatives from Niger state, died in his sleep.

The deceased, who was based in Abuja, died after returning from a trip to Lagos state where he attended a retreat organised for members of the House committee on public accounts.

Iliyasu, who represented Magama/Rijau federal constituency, was a first-term lawmaker.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely 24-hours after a member of the House of Representatives, Ja'afaru Iliyasu, died in an Abuja hospital, a Kwara state lawmaker also passed on.

It was reported that the speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Salihu Danladi, announced the death of Ahmed Rufai on Tuesday, December 3.

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In a statement signed by his media aide, Danladi said Rufai was the lawmaker representing Patigi constituency at the 9th state House of Assembly.

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