Augustine Ilodibe Jnr, 42, died in Lagos from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement released by his family.
The statement reads: “With great sadness we announce the passing unto glory of our dear son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Ekendilichukwu Augustine Chukwunonso Ilodibe (Junior) who died this morning (Jan 4) from complications of COVID-19 in Lagos.
“We pray that his soul rests in peace and the Lord comfort his family and all of us he left behind.
“In consideration of the current pandemic, we kindly ask that you respect and maintain safety protocols through calls and messages to the family rather than physical visits.
“Thank you and God bless.”
The statement was signed by the deceased’s brother, Mr Obinna Ilodibe on behalf the family.