The Chairman, Senate Committee, Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, says he is still in shock over the death of Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi (SAN).
Nigerian activist and human rights crusader, Dino Melaye, who is a serving Senator representing his Kogi state constituency at the National Assembly, has disclosed his last discussion with the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, who died with his wife and son on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway while returning to Abuja from Kaduna on Sunday.
The founder and executive Secretary of Anti Corruption Network, who spoke with journalists at the premises of the National Hospital, Abuja where the corpses of the deceased were deposited, on Sunday, said;
“I am shocked, I am still in shock and in pains. I spoke with him this morning and we agreed that we were going to have a chat when he comes back from Kaduna.
“We have lost somebody, we have lost a great Nigerian, we have lost an intellectual and lawyer. We have lost a great Kogite. I am shocked.
“We discussed issues that relate to the socio-economic development of our state. We discussed issues relating to the political development of Kogi State. It is unfortunate that we have lost a great son and Nigerian.”
The self acclaimed democratic evangelist, said Ocholi’s death created a big vacuum in Nigeria.
“His death is a major setback for Nigeria because the intellectual sagacity and contribution of Ocholi cannot be quantified. It is painful. When we spoke, we discussed issues that relate to the development of Kogi State,” he said.