But this is a case of mistaken identity. Innocent Chukwuma, the director for the Ford Foundation’s West Africa office, died on 3 April in Lagos. The Ford Foundation is a US-based human welfare foundation.
The chair of Innoson, who shares the name “Innocent Chukwuma”, is still alive.
Two – unrelated – Chukwumas
Nigerian celebrities, politicians and human rights activists mourned his death on Twitter.
Africa Check spoke to the general manager of sales at Innoson, Obum Osigwe, who confirmed that the late Chukwuma is not the chief executive of Innoson.
Osigwe said: “We are not oblivious to the pain his family bears, and we wish them best in these times.”
He added that the company had ignored the fake reports, out of respect for the Chukwuma family and the excellent social justice work that had defined the life of the deceased.
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