JUST IN: Local Govt. Chairman dies ‘in his sleep’


Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area (LGA) in Rivers State, Engr. David Rogers Irimagha is dead.

Although the cause of his death is not yet truly ascertained, sources said that he died in his sleep on Saturday.

“He was found dead in his sleep this morning,” a source said, according to The Nation.

The deceased was among the second term chairmen inaugurated on April 2021 after the Rivers State local government election.

He passed on just days after celebrating the first 100 days into his second term in office.

Condolence messages have been pouring in since news of Rogers’ exit broke.

See some below:

Samuel Nwanosike wrote on Facebook: “It is with profound sadness and deep sorrow that i learned of the recent demise of Hon. David Rogers Irimagha, the Executive Chairman of Bonny Local Government area.

“In this hour of grief, my family and the people of Ikwerre LGA join me in extending our sincere condolence and heartfelt sympathy to his family.”

Justice Egbunefu wrote via Facebook: “#SAD. My heart felt condolence to the people of Bonny Local Government Area over the demise of her Council Chairman Hon David Rogers Irimagha.

“Death is inevitable, I pray God to grant the immediate family, and the entire People of Bonny LGA the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost Amen! Adieu!”

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