Keniebi Okoko, Bayelsa-born billionaire businessman and philanthropist, has died in Lagos, throwing many Bayelsans into mourning.
Some reports said Okoko, son of Professor Kimse Okoko, died on Tuesday during a tummy tuck surgery in a Lekki hospital, Lagos.
A power outage was blamed for the death. Okoko died at 43.
He contested the Bayelsa primary for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party last year. He did not succeed.
He was also a pastor of Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt. Many Bayelsans and people who he had touched in his lifetime, were shocked by his sudden death.
Okoko was the founder and CEO KDI Group, said to be involved in oil and gas.
He was reputed to be the godson of former Nigerian leader, Goodluck Jonathan.
According to his Facebook wall, Okoko attended University Demonstration Secondary School (UDSS), Choba and he also went to University of Port Harcourt.
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