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JUST IN: Nigerian Lawmaker, Nse Ekpenyong Is Dead

Nse Ekpenyong, Nigerian lawmaker representing Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa lbom State in the House of Representatives, is dead.

Ekpenyong, 58, reportedly died on Saturday.

The chairman of Mbo Local Government Area, where Ekpenyong hailed from, Asuqwo Eyo, confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES, but said the federal lawmaker was not ill.

He was a member of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly where he spent one term.
He was at one time the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. In 2015, he was elected into the Federal House of Representatives as a member representing Oron/Mbo/Okobo/UrueOffong/Oruko/Udung-Uko Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State on the PDP platform.

Ekpenyong was the Managing Director of Based/Investment Trust Co. Nigeria Ltd and the Chief Executive Officer of Brule Integrated Nigeria Ltd.

However, his career was blotted by his arrest for allegedly forging his school certificates which he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

And in 2017, he was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, the state capital, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the alleged forgery of a national diploma certificate of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State.

The EFCC arraigned the lawmaker on nine counts bordering on forgery among others.

Nse Bassey Ekpenyong is a Nigerian politician and member of the Nigerian National Assembly. Nse is currently representing Oron, Mbo, Okobo, Urueoffong Oruku and Udung-Uko in the Federal House of Representative.

Nse Bassey Ekpenyong attended St. Vincent Secondary School, Oti-Obor where he obtained his WASSCE and Abia State Polytechnic where he obtained his National Diploma in 2011.

Nse Ekpenyong held was a one-term Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly member and the former state Deputy Chairman of PDP Akwa Ibom.

Nse Ekpenyong was arrested for allegedly forging his school certificates which he presented to INEC before commencement of elections.[4][5][6][7] The interrogation, which took place in the capital of Rivers State Port Harcourt, for his connection to a N20 million electoral scam.

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