Appeal Court president Monica Dongban-Mensem loses second son in 11 years

Appeal Court President Monica Dongban-Mensem

President of the Court of Appeal Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has lost another son 11 years after her first son died.

Her second son, Prince Paeke Shapnaan Dongban, 38, died in his sleep on July 22.

The deceased, who studied mathematics at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, was an offical of the Federal Ministry of Transport in Lagos.

Justice Dongban-Mensem’s first son Kwapda’as Dongban was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Jos, Plateau State capital in 2011.

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has commiserated with Justice Dongban-Mensem.

The forum in a statement by its chairman, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, on Monday in Jos, expressed shock over his death.

“The northern governors received the news of your son’s death with shock and are devastated by the loss of a vibrant youth who has been working hard to prepare himself towards national service in his chosen career.

“The forum stands with you at this difficult moment, when you are passing through the pains of loosing another son,” the forum said.

It urged Dongban-Mensem to accept the demise of her son as the will of God, and to remain faithful to Him.