A popular social commentator on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, Stanley Nwabia, has died.
A report monitored on PREMIUM TIMES by Naija News quoted family sources to have said that Nwabia died in the early hours of Sunday, September 29, at age 43, following an unsuccessful blood transfusion procedure in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
A twitter user, @GentleOjay known by his real name, Ojugo Onyeluka, told PREMIUM TIMES he spoke with Mr. Nwabia’s wife and she confirmed the passing of her husband.
“His wife was sobbing uncontrollably,” Mr. Onyeluka said. “I was also too emotionally broken to ask him why the transfusion had to be done so urgently.”
Some of his associates as well as Nigerians, took to Twitter after the news broke, to hail him as a courageous political commentator and patriot.
Although Naija News cannot confirm the cause of his death some of his associates have speculated a kidney failure as the cause of death.
Nwabia before his death, was a staunch supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, which he used his Twitter handle (@MrStanleyNwabia) to champion online.
Naija News understands that the late Nwabia is a native of Abia State, southeast Nigeria, who was born in Lagos and lived there throughout his life. He was survived by his wife and four children.
Source: Naija News