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Former Oyo LGA Chairman dies in road accident

A former local government chairman in Oyo state, Wasiu Owolabi, has died on Monday in a road accident that occurred along Shaki/Ilorin road.

Owolabi served as the Chairman of the Atisbo Local Government Area until May 2019 when he was sacked by the state governor, ‘Seyi Makinde.

Owolabi had earlier served as secretary in the local government area before he assumed the office as Chairman.

The news of his death was announced by one of his siblings, Nafiu Owolabi on Tuesday.

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He said that his brother died at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital around 9 pm on Monday.

Owolabi added that the deceased was on his way to Al-Ikmah University where he was pursuing an academic programme when he had the accident along Shaki/Ilorin road.

He added that his brother would be buried at his residence located at Irawo Owode.

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