A member of the House of Representatives, Ossy Prestige, is dead.

He represented Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State.

There had been rumours about his death in the last few days.

Prestige, elected on All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) platform, died after battling an undisclosed illness.

Reps spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu, confirmed the death on Monday.

“He has been confirmed dead by a family member,” Kalu said.

The demise of the lawmaker is expected to be announced on the floor of the Green Chamber on Tuesday.

Sadly, the late Mr Prestige is the third member of the House that has passed on during the current ninth assembly.

The two others who passed on before him are Jaafaru Illiyasu and Mohammed Faggen-Gawo.

Details later…