A former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Mantu is dead.

It was learnt that the former lawmaker died on Monday night in Abuja hospital after a brief illness at the age of 74.

Before his demise, Ibrahim Mantu was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party

He had been actively involved in politics which he made a vocation and served in many capacities and also held many political positions including as the Director General Defunct National Republican Convention, Presidential campaign 1993; National Chairman, defunct Peoples Democratic Alliance, National Publicity Secretay defunt United Nigeria Congress Party.

In 1999,he was elected Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Plateau Central Constituency ) under the platform of the PDP and was appointed Deputy Senate President, 2000 .

He achieved notoriety when Malam Nasir El-Rufai alleged that he demanded a 54 million naira bribe before he could confirm his nomination as a minister.