Ex-Commissioner In Bayelsa State, Slumps And Dies After Falling Off His Balcony


A former commissioner in Bayelsa state who died after he slumped and fell from a balcony in his country home has thrown the Nembe communities and his party, the APC into mourning.

The former Bayelsa State Commissioner for Enviroment, Chief Lionel Jonathan-Omo, on Thursday, reportedly slumped and died after fallen from a balcony in his country home in Ogbolomabiri area of Nembe, Nembe Local Government Area of the state.

According to The Nation, Lionel who is the Deputy Campaign Director of the Sylva-Igiri Campaign Organization during the 2016 governorship election who fell from his balcony, was rushed to the community hospital immediately but doctors advised his family to convey him to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in Rivers State (UPTH).

It was gathered that the politician who owned the biggest farm in Yenagoa, later died despite efforts by the doctors to stabilize his condition.

The sudden death of Omu who is a running mate to Chief Francis Doukpola during the 1999 governorship election on the platform of the All Peoples Party (APP), threw the Nembe communities and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) into mourning.

Omo was also former lecturer at the River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), writer and a frontline advocate that the country should return to commercial agriculture.


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