Civil society leader, Mr Innocent Chukwuma is dead.
He passed on yesterday evening, Saturday April 3, in Lagos.
According to sources, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a severe cancer of the blood.
His friend, Edetaen Ojo, who announced his passing in a message, 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”
In 1998, Innocent founded the Centre for Law Enforcement of Education in Nigeria, CLEEN Foundation with the mission to promote public safety, security and accessible justice.
CLEEN was the first African nongovernmental organization to receive the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
He held a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Leicester and a bachelor’s degree in religion from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
It was gathered, that the late activist was scheduled to begin chemotherapy sessions on Saturday night but lost the battle.
Until his demise, was the Director of Ford Foundation, West Africa.