Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh is dead

Tunde Braimoh, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly
Tochi Juliet

The lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency II at Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Tunde Braimoh, is dead.

Braimoh, a former chairman of Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State, died in the early hours of Friday.

A source close to the family disclosed that he fell ill some days ago.

"He told his aides that he wasn't feeling well. It's not even up to a week. But we still don't know if it's a coronavirus," he said.

Although the cause of his death had not been formally stated, his colleagues insinuated that it could be COVID-19 and that he must have got it from late Senator Bayo Osinowo(Pepperito), his close friend.

It was learnt that Buraimoh, who was the Assembly's spokesperson, had been absent from the Assembly's Complex for two weeks.

Until his death, Braimoh, who was in his second term in the Lagos State House of Assembly, was chairman of the House Committee on Information.

According to one of his colleagues, Mr. Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency 1), who spoke with journalists on the phone, late Braimoh was a very cautious individual whose death made him sleepless.

Akande said: “It is true; I could not sleep since 1 a.m. when I learned about his demise. He is one of those who never toyed with his health matters.

Highly cautious, he will always maintain strict adherence to all medical counsels from the appropriate quarters, as it concerns the prevention of this COVID-19 scourge.

He would be sorely missed. He was such an excellent breed, whose impact will ever remain a point of reference.”

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Lagos State, Tunde Balogun, also confirmed his death.

The late lawmaker was the Chairman of Kosofe Local Government between 1999 and 2002. He was also the Bamofin of Ketuland.

He died at the age of 60.

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