We have confirmation that prominent Imo North Senator, Benjamin Uwajumogu is dead.
An associate of his disclosed on Wednesday that he died at a private hospital in Abuja after slumping.
His death is the second unfortunate incident to hit the 9th National Assembly since its inauguration last June as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, died early on in the month.
Uwajumogu appeared healthy and even contributed to debates on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.
“I was with him yesterday in his office. I was with him till 4 pm yesterday. It is sad,” the associate told TheCable.
Until his death, Uwajumogu was the senate committee chairman on employment, labour, and productivity.