Senator Cyrus Nunyieh is dead. The distinguished barrister, who got married 11 months ago to a much younger bride, had his last breath just yesterday.
The prominent lawyer was a senator of the second republic and was also the first and oldest lawyer of Ogoni extraction.
Months ago, he made news headline after he took another wife, years after the death of his wife. He married a forty-something-year-old lady named Rosemary Ijeoma in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state in October 2017. Cyrus Nunieh, said he decided to marry another wife because he was alone and needed a companion after his wife’s death in 1991.
Sadly, he died less than a year after the union.
His death was announced this morning by the Ogoni Youth Federation:
The national executive council of Ogoni Youth federation (OYF), received with rude shock the sad news of the demise of her Patron, Sen. Cyrus Nunieh, a senator of the second republic and renowned legal icon who has gone to be with his creator
We express our sympathy to the bereaved family, Ogoni ethnic nationality and Rivers state . We pray that almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal repose and comfort those in pain
Accept our heartfelt condolences in this time of grief
Lene Kingsley Lekue,