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Actor Leo Mezie dies after long battle with kidney disease

Popular Nollywood actor and movie producer, Leonard Chimezie Onyemachi, better known as Leo Mezie, is dead.

the thespian died on Saturday, May 14, after a long battle with kidney disease.

Earlier in July 2016, word got out that the actor was down with kidney-related disease. He had a transplant last week. However, he developed complications after the surgery and died on Saturday.

Actress, Chioma Toplis, announced his passing on social media on Monday, May 16.

“Actor Leo Mezie is dead. He died on Saturday in Abuja while recovering from kidney transplant. His corpse has been moved to Umuahia his hometown. RIP Leo”. Chioma wrote.

In other news, Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has condemned the horrid murder of Deborah Samuel, the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto state.

Deborah who a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, in Sokoto, was gruesomely murdered by an irate mob last week for allegedly blaspheming against the prophet.

Speaking during his sermon in Kaduna, Sheik Gumi reminded extremist Muslims that the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, did not at any time kill anyone despite the fact that he was insulted on numerous occasions.

Gumi stated that the prophet’s refusal to avenge the insults non-Muslims rained on him while he was alive, was because he did not want to be tagged a murderer.

“Anyone who kills a non-Muslim who they have agreed to live peacefully with, will not smell the fragrance of Paradise for 40 years. If we think by killing Deborah, people who are not of the same faith with us will stop insulting our prophet, then we are in delusion” he said

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