- Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, the Aku Uka of Wukari in Taraba state has reportedly died at the age of 84
- The aged paramount ruler died at his palace in Wukari in the early hours of Sunday, October 10, the report added
- The late Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi was the 27th Aku Uka of Kwararafa and the 13th since the founding of the Wukari
Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, is dead. The deceased in his lifetime was the Aku Uka of Wukari and chairman, Taraba State Council of Chiefs.
He died at his palace in Wukari in the early hours of Sunday, October 190, at the age of 84 years, Punch Newspaper reports.
Speaking on his death, a palace source said:
“Yes the Aku Uka is dead, but traditional rites are ongoing and later in the day, the State government will make a formal statement to that effect."
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The late Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi (Kuvyon II) is the 27th Aku Uka of Kwararafa and the 13th since the founding of the Wukari, Channels TV added.
The late Aku Uka who is the Chancellor, Federal University Dutse became king in 1976 as a second class king but was later upgraded to a first-class status during his reign in 1982.
He holds two honorary Doctorate degrees, and a Commander of the Order of Niger and was the former Chancellor of Federal University Technology Owerri.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Oladipupo Williams, a legal luminary and senior advocate of Nigeria has passed on at the age of 74.
Ladi, as he is fondly called, died in the early hours of Sunday, October 3, from complications due to COVID-19.
Chief Ladi's death was also confirmed by his younger brother, Chief Kayode Rotimi-Williams. According to the report, he breathed his last at St Nicholas isolation hospital.
Gani Fawehinmi's son Mohammed dies of COVID-19
In a related report, the family of Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights lawyer, on Thursday, August 19, revealed that his first son, Mohammed, died of COVID-19 complications.
Saheed Fawehinmi, the second son of Fawehinmi, made this revelation at a briefing in Lagos.
He explained that they could not speak on the cause of Mohammed's death earlier because there was a need to wait for medical reports, especially as it relates to his death certificate.