A prominent politician and former Director-General of the state Direct Labour Agency, Chief Lucky Ayomanor, has died while in the custody of the police in Sapele.
The Punch learnt that Chief Ayomanor reportedly slumped and died at the hands of police operatives after he was allegedly beaten and maltreated over an allegation of being in possession of a loaded firearm on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the late politician was arrested at 9pm around the popular Gana area of Sapele while driving to pay his elder brother a visit at his home.
Chief Ayomanor was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party having recently decamped from the All Progressives Party.
He contested the Sapele House of Assembly seat under the Labour Party in 2011 but lost to PDP.