EXCLUSIVE: How Ex-Oyo Governor Was Found Dead In His Room After Trip From Abuja

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Chief Akin Oke, Chairman, All Progressives Congress Caretaker Committee in Oyo State, has confirmed the death of Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former Governor of the state.

Newsmen report that the former Governor was confirmed dead in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 71.

In a telephone interview with newsmen, Oke said: “It’s a rude shock because this is a personal loss to me.

“I am down in all ramifications.

“I’m highly devastated and can’t really talk much for now.

“Please, let’s talk later.”

Also confirming his death, a former Military Governor of Oyo State, retired Major General Oladayo Popoola, described the demise of Alao-Akala as shocking.

Popoola, who is also a prominent indigene of Ogbomoso, the birthplace of Alao-Akala in Oyo State, said that news of his demise was communicated to him over the phone.

He said: “Yes, I have received the news.

“It’s shocking, but I won’t say anything until I get full details.”

A family source, who pleaded anonymity, told the newsmen that the late Alao-Akala returned to Ogbomoso on Tuesday from Abuja, where he had gone to felicitate a former Majority Leader of House of Representatives, Rep. Mulikat Akande-Adeola, on her birthday.

The source said: “He returned from Abuja yesterday (Tuesday) and still held meeting with some people in the evening.

“He was found dead in his room this morning.”

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