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Ijaw leader Edwin Clark loses 43-year-old son, Chike



Chike, son of the convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum and elder statesman, Edwin Clark, has reportedly died at the private hospital in Benin, Edo State.

It was gathered that Chike, 43, died after a brief illness. He reportedly died on Monday December 17th, 2018 at the Edo State capital.

Our correspondent learned that the deceased was the sixth son and eighth child of the Ijaw national leader.

The family confirmed this in a statement signed by Dorothy Charles-Koko, and made available to one of the newspaper on Friday.

The statement reads, “With deep regrets, we announce the death of Mr. Chike Clark, whose demise took place at a private hospital in Benin, Ihenyen Medical Centre, Benin City, on Monday, 17th December, 2018, after a brief illness.

“Mr. Chike Clark, one of the sons of National Leader and elder statesman, Chief (Dr.) E. K. Clark, OFR, CON, was, until his death, a business man.

“He was aged 43 years and is survived by his aged father, wife and three children.”


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