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Lawmaker slumps, dies early morning

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A member of the Cross River State House of Assembly representing Obudu state constituency, Stephen Ukpukpen is dead. The lawmaker died in the early hours of Monday, few hours after the 2018 Democracy Day Anniversary.

A family source who confirmed this in confidence, disclsoed that the the lawmaker died suddenely at about 6.50am Monday morning.

The family source narrated that Ukpukpen, who prior to his death didn’t complain of any ailment, slumped while having his usual morning walkout exercise and was rushed to the hospital but died in the process.

The source said “We don’t know the cause of his death yet but we’re preparing to take him to the mortuary now”.

Cross river State House of Assembly is yet to make official statement on the death of the lawmaker.

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