A two-time member of the House of Representatives, Independence Chiedoziem Ogunewe from Imo State is dead.
Ogunewe, who was elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), represented Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Federal Constituency and spent two terms between 2003 and 2011.
He was reportedly found dead in his Abuja home on Tuesday evening. The cause of the former lawmaker’s death is yet to be ascertained.
Ogunewe was born in Warri on the 22nd of April, 1960 and hailed from Mbaise, Imo State. He died aged fifty-seven (57)
The former lawmaker who until his death was the Director-General of the Senator Ifeanyi Ararume governorship campaign team would be remembered as one the members of the National Assembly who got suspended for accusing the leadership of corruption.
He was at the forefront of the campaign for an independent panel to investigate allegations of fraud leveled against the leadership of the House over the purchase of 380 units of Peugeot cars for members by Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo.
However a federal high court in Abuja presided over by Justice Adamu Bello quashed his suspension and that of other 10 members.