Grief as Former Kwara Senator Rafiu Ibrahim Dies, Details Emerge

Grief as Former Kwara Senator Rafiu Ibrahim Dies, Details Emerge

  • Former Kwara senator, Rafiu Ibrahim, has reportedly died at 57 after a brief battle with an undisclosed illness
  • The ex-lawmaker's family announced his death in a statement on Wednesday and added that his burial will follow in due course
  • Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq and other prominent figures in the state, including Barrister Titilope Anifowoshe, have mourned the ex-senator journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Rafiu Ibrahim, a former senator from Kwara state, is dead. The ex-lawmaker was said to have passed away at the age of 57 following a brief illness.

The former senator's family announced his demise in a statement on Wednesday, April 17. The statement said his burial arrangement will commence in due course.

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Ex-Kwara senator, Rafiu Ibrahim, dies at 57
Ex-Kwara senator Rafiu Ibrahim is dead. Photo Credit: Senator Rafiu Ibrahim
Source: Twitter

The statement partly reads in part:

"We pray Allah forgives his shortcomings and grants him Al-Jannah Firdaus. Ameen.”

Kwara governor mourns as Senator Ibrahim dies

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the governor of Kwara state, has mourned the former senator. The governor said he was shocked and sad to hear about the death of the chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor's condolence reads in part:

“This shocking development again reminds everyone of the inevitability of death for all human beings and the fact that it could come unannounced for anyone."

Barrister Anifowoshe mourns Senator Ibrahim

In the same vein, Barrister Titilope Anifowoshe, a legal practitioner and prominent figure from Kwara state, mourned Ibrahim.

She described the demise of the former lawmaker as heartbreaking.

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Anifowoshe, in a tweet on Wednesday morning, noted that Ibrahim was well-known for his kindness, not only to his party members.

Her tweet reads:

"I've just received heartbreaking news of the passing of Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim, a legislator, friend, and patriot.
"As a prominent figure in Kwara South, he was known for his kindness, even towards those with differing political views like myself. May his soul find eternal peace."

Below is her tweet:

Court grants ex-Kwara governor bail earlier reported that Abdulfattah Ahmed, the former PDP governor of Kwara state, was granted bail by the federal high court in the state capital, Ilorin.

The court asked the former governor to pay N50 million, provide two sureties with landed properties in Ilorin and drop his international passport to the court.

The EFCC arraigned Ahmad after the anti-graft agency invited him for questioning, and he has been detained since then.


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