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Kogi Council Chairman slumps and dies hours to election

Chairman of Lokoja Local Government Council, Hon. Muhammed Danasabe Muhammed, is dead.

Muhammed was rushed to the hospital after he slumped at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 9.

He was confirmed dead around 4:30am at a hospital in Lokoja, the state capital.

A family source told Daily Trust that he was rushed to Shifa Hospital, Lokoja, shortly after he collapsed in the house at the late hours of Thursday, Nov. 9.

“Doctors confirmed him clinically dead around 4.30am on Friday”, a family member said.

Before collapsing at home, he had been actively attending a series of political meetings in preparation for Saturday’s governorship election.

The deceased will be buried at the Unguwan Kura Muslim cemetery after Juma’at prayer on Friday, Nov. 10.

He is survived by his mother, wife and children.

The Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja, Talba Lakwaja, confirmed the incident in a statement.

“This is to notify the general public that the remains of the Lokoja Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Mohammed Dasebe Mohammed, will be buried at Anguwan Kura burial ground 2pm immediately after jummat prayer. The body will depart his family house at cantonment to Lokoja Central Mosque by 1:30pm,” he said in a statement.

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