Okowa ex-commissioner slumps, dies after hosting political meeting

Mr Joseph Ogeh, the immediate past commissioner for Housing in Delta State during the first term of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is dead.

He was said to have died in the early hours of Sunday after holding political meeting with friends.

Ogeh, 56, was said to have held political meeting with friends till 1am on Sunday.

It was gathered that he collapsed around 3am at his residence in Warri and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

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The deceased was also a former commissioner representing Isoko ethnic nationality on the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission before his appointment as housing commissioner.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday, the governor commiserated with the deceased’s family, people of Isoko North Local Government Area and Oghara-Iyede community in particular.

He said, “The news of his death was one of great shock and disbelief. As Commissioner for Housing and a member of the state‘s Executive Council in our first term, Ogeh served diligently and demonstrated commitment to the unity and development of the state,” the statement reads partly.

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