Just In: Cross River Lawmaker Slumps, Dies While Jogging

A Cross River lawmaker, Steven Ukpukpen, on Wednesday slumped and died while jogging along Moore Road in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The lawmaker was said to have been rushed to a nearby Naval clinic, but medical officials on duty directed that he be transferred to another hospital, saying his condition was critical.

Ukpukpen was confirmed dead at the anatomy unit of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.

Reacting to the development, John Gaul-Lebo, speaker of the state house of assembly told PUNCH that: “I am still in shock. I do not know what to say.

“We are in a meeting with the family members and we would later issue a statement on the sad development.”

Ukpukpen represents Obudu constituency in the Cross River house of assembly.

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