Father of Osun’s first baby dies in Okada crash few hours after gov’s wife’s honour

Father of Osun’s first baby dies in Okada crash few hours after gov’s wife’s honour

THE joy of the family of first baby in Osun State was cut short on January, 1st, 2018 when father of the newly born child, Mr Okewumi died few hours after being honoured by the wife of the governor, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola.

Confirming the demsie of her husband during a telephone chat with journalists in Osogbo, Osun State, on Friday, Mrs Olanike Okewumi described his death as shocking and devastating, saying her whole world had collapsed with the sad development.

It will be recalled that Aregbesola’s wife had visited Osun State General Hospital, located at Asubiaro area on 1st, January, 2018, where she felicitated with the family of Okewumi and also presented gift items to them.

Saturday Tribune reliably gathered that the late Okewumi, who exuded joy over the generosity of the first lady commended her for identifying with his family.

The deceased later left the hospital premises on his motocycle to relax and get some sleep when he was involved in an accident at Ogo Oluwa, along Gbongan-Osogbo expressway as a commercial motorcyclist, who rode against the traffic had an head on collision with Okewumi on his motorcycle.

Sources informed our correspondent that Okewumi died on the spot having sustained head injury, while the other motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.

Commenting on the death of her husband, Mrs Olanike Okewumi said “we were so happy after receiving those gift items from the first lady, I later started feeling hungry and my husband went home to prepare food for me,  he came back and played with us for some minutes.

“He left the hospital around 8:pm, not knowing that  would be the last time I will set my eye on him,  I learnt that he died in an accident few minutes after he left us around Ogo-oluwa,” she lamented.

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