Ex-Edo governor, Igbinedion, loses mother

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Ex-Governor, Lucky Igbinedion, has lost his mother Maria Igbinedion who was aged 85.

Igbinedion announced her death yesterday, saying burial plans would be made public later.

The octogenarian, who was a descendant of the Ogbebor family of Usen in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo, died yesterday.

Recall that the former governor was in November arrested by the Econo,ic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged N1.6bn fraud.

Igbinedion, who was governor from 1999 to 2007, was convicted for embezzling N2.9 billion belonging to the state in December 2008.

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