The son of a former Senate President Chuba Okadigbo, Obinna Okadigbo, is dead.

Obinna, who was reportedly in his 20s, died in the United States of America from a cold-related ailment. He studied in the US and was residing in Maryland prior to his death.

Former media aide to Okadigbo, Dr James Okoroma, confirmed the death to Sun News.

Okoroma said: “Obinna was a warm and personable person, he died abroad. His exit is painful not just to his family but everybody who knew him.”

Relatives and friends of the deceased have visited the Abuja residence of the former lawmaker to sympathize with them.

The mother of the deceased, Senator (Mrs) Magery Okadigbo, was said to have traveled to the US to arrange for the return of remains of Obinna.