Edet Okon Asim, the Special Adviser on Biodiversity to Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River State has died.
Family sources told RapidGist that he slumped in his car on Tuesday night in Calabar.
Mr. Asim who was reappointed in January this year was okayed for prosecution by the Cross River State Government following allegations of rape.
His victim, a 15 year old teenager at the time is said to have suffered a ruptured womb after aborting a fourth pregnancy in three years.
Known as ‘The Mayor’ having served as Council Chairman for Calabar Municipal, Mr. Asim is said to have been lobbying to ensure he does not get a date in court.