A former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ibrahim Mantu is dead.
A family source, who confirmed the demise to Daily Trust, said he died at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation.
He said the former deputy senate president died at about 2am on Tuesday.
The source said “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,” adding that the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday, in Abuja.
It would be recalled that in 2001 he was 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.
Reports have it that Mantu, who hails from Gindiri District in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, worked in various establishments before joining politics.