The Isoko nation on Monday night lost a prominent daughter and political elite, Hon. (Mrs.) Catherine Ilolo.
Until her death, she was a member of the Delta State Local Government Service Commission, appointed last July by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The former lawmaker reportedly died at an undisclosed hospital in Oleh, Isoko South council area of the state.
She was 60 years old and hailed from Oleh Kingdom.
While the cause of her death was sketchy as of press time, sources close to the family claim that she had complained of not feeling well over the weekend.
“The husband asked her to return from Asaba so they could visit their hospital in Oleh. They had gone to the hospital on Monday, but she died at night,” a source disclosed.
The deceased was the first female legislator in Isoko South Constituency 1, at the Delta State House of Assembly in 1991.
However, her tenure was truncated by the then military government.
Late Catherine Ilolo was among the lsoko South local government committee that spearheaded the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to vulnerable persons across the council area, in April.
Meanwhile, several persons have taken to different social media platforms to mourn her death, describing it as a “big loss” to Isoko people and the state at large.