Alphonsus Ameh, another Kogi civil servant dies two days after sacking

Gov Yahaya Bello

A director in the Kogi State civil service, Mr. Alphonsus Ameh, has died just two days after being sacked by the state government.

He died Monday 1st January of suspected heart failure from aggravated high blood pressure, a family source told our correspondent.

Ameh, until his death, was a Director Administration and Finance in the Kogi State Pensions Board.

It was gathered that the late director was earlier suspended in February 2016.

The deceased, who hailed from Ade community in Olamaboro Local Government Area, before his death resided at Zone 8 area, opposite Science School, Lokoja, Kogi State.

A niece to the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity to our correspondent said that Ameh was among the directors and permanent secretaries that were suspended in February 2016.

The source said that Ameh, who was a Grade Level 16 officer in the Kogi State Pension Board, was not paid any salary since his suspension about two years ago.

According to the source, the 61-year-old civil servant, who officially received his sack letter on Friday, December 29, 2017, died in the early hours of Monday of high blood pressure at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

Culled from The Punch

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