AJIMOBI, ARISEKOLA, OTHERS MOURN DELE IGE
Eminent lawyer and younger brother to former Attorney General of the Federation and politician, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), Sir Dele Ige, is dead.
Sir Ige reportedly died from fatal injury sustained after he slipped while climbing stairs at the 50th birthday bash of one of his nephews, Leye, at Bodija, Ibadan, yesterday. He was aged 82.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State described his death as devastating.
The governor in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo, commiserated with the popular Ige family from Esa-Oke, Osun State, over the death of the late politician. Sources said Sir Ige knocked his head on the concrete floor and sustained a deep gash injury. Relations and other guests at the function were said to have rushed to his aid, but he died while being rushed to hospital for treatment.
His body has been deposited in a mortuary.
As news of the late lawyer's demise filtered into the city, eminent Nigerians, including the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Alhaji Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao, visited the family residence at Bodija to commiserate with the relations.
Alao, who is a next-door neighbour of the deceased, prayed for the repose of the deceased's soul.
Also reacting to the death, Governor Ajimobi said, “It is with rude shock that I received news of the death of Chief Dele Ige, brother to our revered uncle, the late Chief Bola Ige. He was a highly principled person who held tightly to his belief.
“It is on record that although he didn't share the same political ideology with his late brother, Chief Bola Ige, he, however, shared some of his ideals, which bound them together as biological brothers and members of the same family. He would be sorely missed,'' Gov. Ajimobi said.