Simon Godwin Idoko, who graduated with First Class degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State is dead. Idoko died on Monday at the age of 29 few days after completing his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.
Mr. Emmanuel Odoh, chairman, Udaburu Development Association, Home Branch said the young chemist died Monday morning in Okpokwu LGA after a brief ailment. “Yes, he died this morning. He’s about to be buried as we speak,” he said amid tears.
Meanwhile, his childhood friend and kinsman, Ameh Godwin, said he has been sick for days now, but did not give details of the real ailment.
He wrote, “Ogbee! This sounds unbelievable and heartbreaking. You made us proud by graduating with first-class after writing UTME (JAMB) six times, today, you have been snatched by the cold hands of death in a mysterious way.
“We spoke few days ago and you promised you were going to be fine. What happened? Is this the ‘fine’ you assured me? This is sad. What a wicked world.