- Death again has taken another prominent Nigerian, Charles Quaker Dokubo, in the late hour of Wednesday, August, 24
- Dokubo was the former coordinator of the presidential amnesty programme and was relieved of his position by President Muhammadu Buhari two years ago
- While details of his death are still sketchy, he was confirmed dead by a credible source with the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs who spoke on condition of anonymity
According to The Punch, the statesman died in Abuja hospital on Wednesday, August 24.
A reliable source in the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the development.
“Just heard it inside the hall this morning. I understand he died last night. So pathetic!” she said.
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Details of his death still remain sketchy as of the time of press, but his death came about two years that President Muhammadu Buhari asked him to step aside as the Amnesty boss.
Short biography of Dokubo
Dokubo was born in Abonnema in Akuku Toru local government area of Rivers state, on March 23, 1952.
He had his primary and secondary education in Abonnema.
The former boss of the Presidential Amnesty Programme later had his ‘A’ level at Huddersfield Techincal College in West Yorkshire from 1978-1980.
He was later admitted to the University of Teesside at Middlesbrough to study modern history and politics and was later awarded a BA (Hon) at the University of Bradford.
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BREAKING: Powerful lawmaker from southeast state dies in South Africa
Legit.ng earlier reported that death struck again, travelled to Anambra and took the life of the majority leader of the state house of Assembly, Nnamdi Okafor.
Okafor, who is representing the Awka-South 1 state constituency in the house of assembly, reportedly died in South Africa on Tuesday night, August 23.
The cause of the Anambra two-term lawmaker's death still remained sketchy as of the time of writing this report.
It was learnt that Okafor was elected to the state house of assembly in 2015 on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform.