”Alao Akala Took Malaria Drugs, Died In The Bathroom” – Source Reveals

More details on the death of the former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao Akala have emerged.

It was learnt that the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain died yesterday in his Ogbomoso, Oyo State home at age 71.


Alao-Akala became governor of Oyo State from 2007 to 2011, following the impeachment of his principal, Chief Rashidi Ladoja.

A source close to the former governor told The Nation last night that Alao-Akala died in his bathroom upstairs while some people, including his personal workers, were waiting for him downstairs in Ibadan, the state capital, by 10 a.m yesterday, for his first wife, Florence’s 70th birthday slated for Saturday.


The source said when he arrived from Abuja on Tuesday, he complained of feeling feverish, took a malaria drug and went to bed.



He was said to have attended a wedding last Saturday in Abuja and held political meetings afterwards. His body was reportedly found in his bathroom around 10 a.m.


A statement by his son, Olamijuwonlo, reads: “With humble acceptance of the will of God, we announce the passing of our grandfather, father, husband and leader, His Excellency, Otunba (Dr.) Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, JP, psc, which occurred on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.


“Baba died peacefully in Ogbomoso at the age of 71. Omo Iya Alaro will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in peace, Baba. Burial arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date.”


Eminent Nigerians have continued to pay tributes to the departed former governor


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