The member representing Aba North/South federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ossy Prestige, has been confirmed dead by his colleagues.
The late lawmaker reportedly died last week after a protracted illness.
He was elected on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
House spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death in an SMS sent to newsmen.
“He has been confirmed dead by a family member,” he said.
Another source, who is part of the House leadership, also confirmed that the deceased had since last week but the family just confirmed it today.
“Yes, it is true that he has died. It will be announced during plenary tomorrow and the House would adjourn,” the member who doesn’t want his name mentioned said.
Hon. Prestige Ossy was reported sick some six months ago and was flown to a specialist hospital in Europe where he was transferred to after initial treatment in the United Kingdom.