An 87-year-old lawyer and former lawmaker from Ogoniland, Senator Cyrus Nunieh, has died barely one year after his society marriage to a young lady.
The Ogoni Youth Federation announced the demise of Nunieh, who they said was their patron on their Facebook page in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Lene Kingsley Lekue.
The group expressed shock at the news of Nunieh’s demise, whom they claimed was a Second Republic senator and lawyer.
“The national executive council of Ogoni Youth federation received with rude shock the sad news of the demise of her Patron, Sen. Cyrus Nunieh, a senator of the second republic and renowned legal icon who has gone to be with his creator,” the organisation said.
Ofofonews recall that Senator Nunieh got married to his younger wife, Rosemary Ijeoma, in October 2017. In an interviee he said, “I cannot continue to stay alone. I love her and she loves me. We understand each other and she is also intelligent.”
Nunieh lost his first wife in 1991.