Umaru Dikko

 

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: Nigerian politician and transport minister during a civilian government that was ousted in a 1983 coup who had made front-page news in 1984 when he was discovered drugged in a crate marked for Lagos at London's Stansted Airport after he was assumed to be a victim of a kidnap plot by Nigeria's new military government, which accused him of embezzlement.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

 

Born: 1936

 

Died: July 1, 2014

 

Location: London, England