- The Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun in Delta has lost its founder and senior pastor, Richmond Leigh
- Richmond died on Friday, July 3, in a hospital in Warri
- The cleric passed on after a brief illness
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Richmond Leigh, the founder and senior pastor of Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun, Delta state, was on Friday, July 3, reported dead.
Pastor Leigh was said to have fallen sick for a short while before he finally passing on at a hospital in Warri, The Nation reports.
A few years ago the late cleric won a 26-year old land dispute with the Ubeji community in Warri when the Supreme Court affirmed that he was the rightful owner of a piece of land.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ondo political fraternity had been thrown into mourning following the death of the state commissioner of health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, who died of Covid-19 on Thursday, June 2.
According to reports, Adegbenro had been battling Covid-19 infection over the last few days but efforts of the state health operatives proved futile as the commissioner later gave up the ghost.
Source from the government quarter claimed that the late commissioner died at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, after spending about ten days at the hospital.
The commissioner's death came barely 48 hours after Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced through his social media handles that he tested positive to the virus.
Born on June 5, 1955 at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state, Wahab Oluropo Adegbenro had his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B; B.S) degree from University of Benin, Edo state.
He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the chief medical director. He later occupied many political positions before he was appointed the Ondo state commissioner of health, a position he held after managing the state culture and tourism commission.
Also, there was a renewed anxiety in Abia state over Okezie Ikpeazu's health with the governor still reportedly positive to the Covid-19 infection weeks after contracting the virus.
It would be recalled that Ikpeazu tested positive to the deadly infection as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported fresh 67 cases of Covid-19 in Abia state on Sunday, June 7.
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