The Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, on Bio-Diversity, Edet Okon Asim, has reportedly slumped inside his car and died.
Last year, he was accused of raping a maid.
The case is still being heard in the court.
It was reliably gathered from family sources and colleagues in government, that Asim died inside his car, around Eta Agbo neighbourhood in Calabar, the State capital, on Tuesday night.
His body has been deposited in a Morgue.