Another Lagos Councilor Dies Mysteriously On Birthday
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State is taking a serious note of the rising incidence of its elected councillors dying of ‘unnatural' causes.
As many as three of such deaths have been recorded after the local government elections were held in the state less than eleven months ago.
The latest of such deaths happened on Sunday when a councilor representing Ward C in the Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Legislative chambers died mysteriously hours before his birthday celebrations.
The deceased, Solomon Adewale Awokoya aka Ogbogbon passed away in strange circumstances while asleep in the early hours on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Bounce News gathered that the late lawmaker had concluded plans to celebrate his birthday on Sunday, with series of activities lined up at the secretariat and another venue before his death.
The deceased was said to have bought some empowerment materials including an industrial machine he purchased for 125,000 Naira to be distributed to the people in his ward on Sunday as part of activities marking his birthday.
He was said to have screamed thrice from his sleep and coughed till he passed away.
Aged 45, he was survived by his mother, wife and children.
The deceased attempted to be councillor and lost out thrice before he got the APC ticket on his fourth trial.
Politicians in the entire Somolu area are said to be in shock at the news of his death.
When Bounce News visited his residence in Bariga on Wednesday, fellow councillors, politicians and others were present to sympathise with his family.
Leader of Somolu Local Government Legislative House, Yomi Osunkoya said: “It was sad and unfortunate that death took him away when he was about to enjoy his hard earned labour.
Prior to Awokoya’s death, the APC had lost two of its elected councillors in mysterious circumstances.
Oluwashina Muyiwa (aka Mashote), died mysteriously few weeks after he was elected the Majority Leader of the Oshodi/Isolo Legislative House. He died in his sleep.
Days after Muyiwa’s demise, the community of Ward B in Agege Local Government was thrown into mourning following the death of its councillor, Beckley Opeyemi.
The night before his death, Opeyemi was seen after performing the 8p.m Muslim Prayer exchanging pleasantries with guys around his hood.
He was pronounced dead the following morning when his lifeless body was found cold.
A leader of the party in the state who preferred to remain anonymous told Bounce News that there was mystery behind the deaths.
He stated that the deaths were of serious concern to the party.