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Awujale’s brother dies of heart attack 20 years after mother’s death

Prince Abdul-Rasheed Adesupo Adetona, the only surviving brother of Oba Sikiru Adetona, the paramount ruler of Ijebuland is dead.

Prince Supo Adetona, died in the morning of Thursday, July 17, 2014, in his Tokunbo Omisore Street, Off Wale Olateju Crescent, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos residence. He was hale and hearty discussing with some people when he suddenly slumped that morning.

All efforts to revive him was said to have proved abortive. He was immediately taken to a private hospital where he was confirmed dead.

His remains were later deposited at General Hospital, Lagos, Lagos Island. He was buried the following day, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Vaults and Garden, Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Coincidentally, that Thursday, July 17, 2014, that he died was exactly 20th anniversary of his mother, who died July 17, 1994.  Prince Adetona was 73.

Prior to his death, Prince Supo Adetona was not on speaking terms with his elder brother, Oba Sikiru Adetona. This explained his conspicuous absence at the 80th birthday of Awujale in May 2014.

One of the reasons adduced for the cold war between the two brothers was scathing remarks Awujale made about his younger brother in his autobiography, Awujale, which was launched in April 2010, to mark 50 years on the throne of the elder Adetona.

Aside Oba Sikiru Adetona, late Prince Adesupo Adetona is survived by his wife, Princess Aminat Yetunde Adetutu Adetona and Prince Abdul-Razzak Adetokunbo Adetona, their 31 year old only son.

Prince Supo Adetona, was a chartered accountant.

He was a former Senior Partner at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Akintola Williams Deloitte). He was the first president of Business Recovery & Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN).

Prince Supo Adetona also ventured into politics when he joined Alliance for Democracy in 1999. He later pulled out to join All Peoples Party (APP).

The fidau prayer for the repose of his soul will be held at his residence on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11am.

-TOLANI ABATTI

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