Ogbeta.ng: Abia Local Government chairman slumps and dies during a meeting

Friday, 10 January 2020

Abia Local Government chairman slumps and dies during a meeting

The Transition Committee Chairman of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia, Mr Onyekachi Okoro, is dead.

Okoro was said to have slumped at a private residence in Umuahia around 1pm on Thursday and died before he could get medical help.


The PDP Chairman Mr Anthony Nwankwo, confirmed the incident to newsmen at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, where the deceased was taken to for medical attention.

Nwankwo, who was a close political ally of the deceased, said that he slumped after holding a meeting with some officials of the council in Umuahia.

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He said: “The man had a meeting with the council’s Head of Service and Treasurer in Umuahia. “Thereafter, he visited the house of our leader (name witheld). At the place, he went into the rest room.

“When he came out of the rest room, he started feeling some how and eventually slumped,” adding that he was quickly rushed to the hospital.

He further said that the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Azubuike Onyebuchi, was immediately contacted and that he joined a medical team to carry out palpitation on him “to see if he could be resuscitated.”

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