PMAN Scribe Slumps, Dies
The General Secretary of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) Idowu Blessing Akinnehin is dead.
P.M.NEWS learnt that Akinnehin slumped at the premises Igbosere Magistrate's Court yesterday and was confirmed dead at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
Blessing was one of the defendants in a case brought to Court 3, Igbosere Magistrate's Court by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU). Former PMAN president Admiral Dele Abiodun and Champion Kunle Opio are also co-defendants.
They were all in court yesterday when Blessing slumped. He was said to have been nursing an undisclosed ailment in the last two days but he decided to attend the trial yesterday as a law abiding citizen.
P.M.NEWS learnt that when his condition was getting worse inside the court room, his counsel Barrister Rotimi Vaughan called the attention of the magistrate to it.
And the case was adjourned while the magistrate ordered that Idowu be taken to hospital where he later died.
Until his death, Blessing was the General Secretary of PMAN.
His last assignment was the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held recently where delegates from PMAN's State Chapters took a decision to sack the acting chairman of the union Murphy Van Anthony.
He was working on the communique before he died in his late 40s. He was married with children.