The Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Council, Odiari Princewill has kicked the bucket.
Princewill who is believed to be in his forties died at about 3.00am Thursday as a result of an undisclosed ailment.
There are however speculations in some quarters that he may have died as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic which is spreading throughout the country.
The Port Harcourt Telegraph put across a call to the State Commissioner of Health to ascertain the cause of death, but his phone was not available.
Meanwhile, we have heard that the corpse of the late council chairman was taken to the Port Harcourt Cemetery for burial.
The decision to speedily bury him may be due to the absence of available space in existing motuaries within and outside the Rivers capital.
Our Correspondent who was at the scene reports that a hilux van marked ” Rivers State Covid-19 Team” was scene at the scene of the burial.
According to information,  the mortal remains of the late council chairman was expected to have been laid in state at the premises of the Port Harcourt City Local Government Council where his colleagues were expected to pay their last respects.
But that move was aborted at the last moment.
At the graveside,  none of the colleagues of Hon. Princewill were spotted.
Princewill’s death is coming barely three weeks after the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Simeon Nwakaudu died.
Up till now, the State authorities are yet to say publicly what could have led to the death of Nwakaudu. There has been no reaction from the Rivers State Government,  following the death of the Local Government Council Chairman.