A former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Ebere Udeagu has been confirmed dead.
HausaToday reports that the sad development was confirmed on Monday by a former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim.
Ohakim made the disclosure via his social media page after posting a condolence message to sympathize with the family and friends of the former politician who died at the age of 79.
He said that the passing away of the former Deputy Governor popularly known as Chinemeze was saddening.
Also in a terse condolence message handed to newsmen in Owerri on Monday by one of his assistants, Emmanuel Chukwu, Ohakim said the Okigwe zone, Imo State, and Nigeria as a whole have lost a classic elder statesman who was dedicated to a better society.
Between 1999 to 2007, Udeagu, a former vice presidential candidate for the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), assisted former governor Achike Udenwa in his duties as governor.
Udeagu an educated water engineer from Ihube in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, passed away early on Monday in Owerri.
A traditional ruler, Saheed Adamson, of the Ajido community, in the Badagry area of Lagos State, has reportedly beaten up one of his high chiefs, Michael Kunnuji, during an altercation.
The monarch was said to have dealt a blow on Kunnuji, who also doubles as his second-in-command. Reports have it that youths in the community had threatened to destroy the king’s property over the incident.
The timely intervention of policemen from the Badagry division stopped them from carrying out their plan.
However, the policemen allegedly refused to make an arrest even after Kunniji filed an official complaint at the station but directed the high chief to the Badagry General Hospital, where he was treated.
Narrating the incident to Punch, the high chief said that he was assaulted by the monarch when he paid him a visit after returning from Jerusalem.
He explained that the crisis began after he purchased a transformer for the community, a project that the king did not support.