By Shout-Africa Correspondent Chinyere Ogbonna – The General Secretary of the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria Mr. Idowu Blessing Akinnehin has died.
Report says he slumped at the premises Igbosere Magistrate’s Court yesterday and was confirmed dead at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja,Lagos, southwestNigeria.
He was one of the defendants in a case brought to Court 3, Igbosere Magistrate’s Court by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU).
Former PMAN president Admiral Dele Abiodun and Champion Kunle Opio are also co-defendants. They were all in court yesterday when Blessing slumped.
Unverified source said the late Idowu Blessing was suffering from an undisclosed ailment two days before but decided to attend the trial yesterday as a law abiding citizen.We gathered that as his condition was getting worse in the court room, his counsel Barrister Rotimi Vaughan called the attention of the magistrate to it.
The case was adjourned while the magistrate ordered that Idowu be taken to hospital where he later passed away. Until his death, Blessing was the General Secretary of PMAN.
His last assignment was the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held recently where delegates from PMAN’s State Chapters took a decision to sack the acting chairman of the union Murphy Van Anthony. He was working on the communiqué before he died in his late 40s. He was married and blessed with children.