Tragic: Ex-Ondo Commissioner, Akerele, Dies After Visiting Wife In Hospital!

A former Information Commissioner and a chieftain of the Labour Party, LP, in Ondo State, Ranti Akerele, yesterday, died in his sleep. Akerele, 53, a renown broadcaster was appointed in 2011 by Governor Olusegun Mimiko as his pioneer Information commissioner.
Akerele, on Monday evening, had visited his wife, Lucy, who was on admission in a private hospital for an undisclosed ailment.He was said to have taken food and other necessary things to her. It was gathered that he retired to his bedroom that evening after informing his domestic staff and the security man to switch off the generator and lock the gate. His two sons, it was gathered, returned to the boarding house of their school last week.

The deceased was the only one in his bungalow while the wife was on admission in the hospital. Vanguard gathered that he might have died in his sleep. The wife was said to have expected him yesterday morning in the hospital but when she could no longer bear it she put a call across to his mobile phone severally but it was not answered. Disturbed, the wife called the security man on phone at about 9 a.m. who complained that his Oga was yet to come out of the house.

The security man was asked to peep through the window after which he told the wife that the deceased was still on the bed but did not respond to his calls. A source hinted that the wife rushed from the hospital even with drips in her hand to see things for herself. The deceased's neighbours with the wife reportedly forced the bedroom door open only to meet him dead on the bed. His corpse has been moved to First Mercy Specialist Hospital in Akure. "It’s sad, sudden and shocking" — Ondo govt.

Source: Vanguard
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