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Arisekola Alao Died In His Sleep




Are Musulumi of Yoruba land and billionaire businessman, Alhaji Azeez Arisekola Alao, is dead. The religious leader died in his London home on Wednesday where he had been since last week Thursday. He died on the day he was expected back in Nigeria. He was aged 69.

The family source said that Arisekola did not show any sign of ill health, although he was said to have embarked on the journey on medical grounds. Arisekola died in his sleep after breakfast on Wednesday. President-General SCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, was said to have flown to London to join family members to bring Arisekola’s corpse for burial on Thursday (today

Some of the early callers at the house included the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife, Florence, Head of Service in the state, Tajudeen Aremu, Chairman of First Bank, Ajibola Afonja, Chief Imam of Ibadan, Sheik Suara Haruna, others are a former deputy governor in the state, Azeem Gbolarumi, a former Congress for Progressive Change governorship candidate in the state, Bayo Shittu, Chief Lekan Alabi, Rasheed Adesokan, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, religious leaders, sympathisers and government officials.

In his reaction, Ajimobi described Arisekola’s death, as tragic, disheartening and a big blow to the entire nation.

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