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Innocent Chukwuma: Painfully Gone Too Soon

Innocent Chukwuma: Painfully Gone Too Soon

We are extremely saddened to announce the death of Mr. INNOCENT CHUKWUMA on 3rd April 2021. He was the Founder and Pioneer Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation. Until February 2021, few weeks ago, Innocent Chukwuma was the West Africa Representative of Ford Foundation.

Innocent Chukwuma was a patriot who throughout his adult life struggled for a Nigerian nation where peace, justice, development and security are attained and sustained. He was one of the students within the NANS platform that opposed the arbitrary powers of the military rule in the 1980s. He continued the struggle as a staff of the Civil Liberties Organisation where he led research and advocacy on police reform. In 1998, Innocent Chukwuma established the Centre for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as CLEEN Foundation, which is now a leading NGO in the Policing and Public Safety Sector. While we are extremely saddened at his premature transition to eternity, we are consoled by the legacy he left behind.

Our prayers, thoughts and condolences go to his wife, Josephine, daughters and the extended family. The Trustees, Board of Directors and Staff of CLEEN Foundation will miss his imagination, compassion and humour. His legacy lives on!

Programmes on the celebration of his struggle and life will be made public as they unfold.

Prof. Etannibi Alemika
On behalf of the Trustees and the Board of Directors, CLEEN Foundation
April 4, 2021

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