How former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu died has emerged.
ENigeria Newspaper reports that a former deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ibrahim Mantu is dead.
According to a report filed by Daily Trust, a family source, who confirmed the demise, said he died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation.
The source said the former deputy senate president died at about 2am on Tuesday, August 17.
“He fell ill about nine days ago and was receiving treatment at home but he was rushed to the hospital when there was no sign of improvement,” the source said adding that the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday, in Abuja.
ENigeria Newspaper reports that Mantu was one of the notable figures in the nation’s political landscape for many years before his death.
Mantu was in 2001 elected Deputy Senate President under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a position he held till 2007 when he did not return to the senate.
Meanwhile, ENigeria Newspaper reports that the late former deputy senate president, who hails from Gindiri District in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, worked in various establishments before joining politics.