Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State
A former Chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Mr Femi Aju is dead.
NAN learnt that the deceased, aged 40, slumped and died before he was rushed to hospital on Friday.
The Chief Medical Director of Ondo State Specialist Hospital, Mr Olumide Akadiri, told NAN on Saturday that the deceased was brought-in dead and his remains deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.
“What I can say is that he was brought to the hospital dead and his corpse has been deposited in the morgue,” Akadiri said.
Caretaker Chairman of Okitipupa local council, Chief Solomon Bitire, described Aju’s death as “shocking, sudden and unfortunate”.
He said that the area had lost a vibrant and intelligent career officer and politician who had good intentions for the people.
“I received the news of his death with rude shock, it’s sudden and unfortunate. I do not know why people like this will die. But who are we to question God.
“The local government management is mourning him and we will give him a befitting burial,” Bitire said.
NAN reports that the deceased served as the councils caretaker chairman in 2007 under former governor, late Olusegun Agagu.
Until his death, he was a lecturer at the Adekunle Ajasin University of Education, Akungba Akoko.
He left behind a wife and three children.