A former Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture and Eesa of Inisa town in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of Osun State, Chief Enoch Ajiboso has died while presiding over a peace meeting between Muslim groups.
It was gathered that Chief Ajiboso, who was also a former chairman of Agege Local Govt, slumped while settling a rift between the town’s Muslim communities over the choice of the Chief Imam.
A Community Chief, Adetoyi Abimbola, who confirmed the incident said while urging the warring factions to embrace peace, Ajiboso suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital.
According to Abimbola, the deceased checked his blood pressure and drove himself to the meeting on Sunday, December 20.
“We did not know that such could happen to him because he checked his blood pressure and it was like 110. “He tried to pacify the factions in the crisis and was very philosophical. He was pleading with both parties to be calm and see the outcome being peaceful. It was along the line that he slumped and was rushed to the hospital. It all happened inside the town hall. I sat next to him,” he said.
“It amused us all. He was humble and a role model for us all,” he added
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the deceased was rushed to a hospital when he collapsed and was confirmed dead last Sunday. Opalola said the late Ajiboso was presiding over a peace meeting between the community’s Muslim groups over who takes over as the Chief Imam of the town when he collapsed.
Former Lagos Commissioner slumps die while presiding over peace meeting between Muslim groups in Osun community
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the deceased was rushed to a hospital where he was confirmed dead last Sunday, December 20.
Opalola said the late Ajiboso was presiding over a peace meeting between the community’s Muslim groups over who takes over as the Chief Imam of the town when he collapsed.