Another activist, Innocent Chukwuma dies

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 Just as colleagues and associates were coming to terms with the death, in the early hours of Saturday, of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, the Nigerian human rights community has lost another member, Innocent Chukwuma.
Chukwuma, formerly a Programs Officer at the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) and later founder of the CLEEN Foundation  died at the age of 55 on Saturday evening  of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a  cancer of the blood.

A friend and associate of his, Edetan Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, announcing the death said  “With profound shock & sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace.”

Chukwuma started activism at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he read Religious Studies in the eighties.

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In addition to his first degree, he held a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Leicester in the UK, and was  the Ford Foundation’s representative for West Africa.

 

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