Another leading rights activist dies less than 24 hours after Yinka Odumakin

Posted by News Express | 4 April 2021 | 2,839 times

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•Late Cleen Foundation Founder, Innocent Chukwuma

Founder of Cleen Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma, is dead.

He died on Saturday evening at 55 after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, an aggressive cancer of the blood.

His long-time friend and associate, Edetaen Ojo, confirmed the sad incident, according to a report by The Nation.

Ojo, the Executive Director of the Media Rights Agenda (MRA), was quoted as saying: “With profound shock & sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace.”

Chukwuma’s death was the second to hit the Nigerian civil society community in less than 24 hours. It happened just as the nation was mourning the death, on Saturday morning, of Afenifere Spokesman Yinka Odumakin.

Chukwuma read religious studies at the University of Nigeria (UNN) but gained prominence as a student union leader.

He was a founding member of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) before he started CLEEN foundation.

The father of three daughters was just diagnosed with the cancer on Friday night but died before he could begin scheduled chemotherapy sessions on Saturday night.

 


Source: News Express

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