FIDELIS Okoro, former senator representing Enugu North Federal constituency between 1999 and 2007 is dead. He died in the early hours of Sunday.
Senator Okoro a retired Customs officer and former Commissioner for Information in the Jim Nwobodo administration of the second Republic hailed from Nsukka, in present day Enugu State.
According to sources who spoke with our reporter, Sen. Okoro had complained of heartburn after dinner on Saturday. While his domestic staff were trying to find remedies he slumped.
Agbadaman, as Okoro was fondly called by friends and supporters, died in his Abuja home at the Legislative Quarters in Apo.
According to very reliable sources, mortuaries in Abuja refused to accept the late Senator’s remains due to fears of COVID 19 contamination.
Senator Okoro’s body has been taken to his home state of Enugu for preservation and burial in due course.
Sen. Fidelis Okoro, a highly controversial figure, established Millipat plaza which had the first filling station on airport road, Abuja. His Millipat hotel in Nsukka, was for a long time the best recreational venue in Enugu North.