Innocent Chukwuma, who founded and led CLEEN Foundation in January 1998, is dead. He was aged 55.
He died Saturday evening, April 3, 2021 after a battle with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia or cancer of the blood.
Premium Times quoted Edetaen Ojo, executive director of the Media Rights Agenda, to have said: “With profound shock & sadness, I regret to inform you that Innocent Chukwuma passed away a few hours ago, in the evening of April 3. May his soul rest in peace.”
A Religion/Philosophy graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Chukwuma joined the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Nigeria’s first human rights organisation led by Olisa Agbakoba, and played key roles in the struggles against military rule and the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by Basorun MKO Abiola.
He thereafter founded the CLEEN Foundation “to promote public safety, security, and accessible justice in West Africa.”