A former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu has passed on.

Daily Trust reports that a family source confirmed that the ex-lawmaker died at a private hospital in Abuja.

He was said to have been ill for nine days and died at about 2am on Tuesday.

“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,” the source said, adding that the funeral prayer would hold later on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Mantu was elected Deputy Senate President under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in 2001.

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