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Lagos deputy governor loses father

The 101 year-old father of Lagos Deputy Governor, Princess Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire died this evening (Thursday, December 18,2014) in his house in Alimosho area of Lagos.

The gentleman of politics, who would have clocked 102 in February 2015 will be buried tomorrow (Friday, December 19).

In a statement signed by Tunde Abatan, the Deputy Governor’s media aide, more details were highlighted:

The death has been announced of a devout Islamic and community leader and politician in Lagos State, Alhaji Prince  Jimoh  Kareem –Laka Orelope
He was aged 101.  He was born to Akeja Oniyanru and Olugbede Royal families of Lagos State on the 25th of February, 1913.

Pa Jimoh Laka would be remembered for his philanthropic gestures to the less privileged and his commitment to community development and the propagation of the Islamic faith.

A politician of high  repute, he is survived by wife, children, grand children and great grand- children among who is  the incumbent  deputy Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Hon. Adejoke Orelope
Pa Laka will be buried tomorrow (Friday) in accordance with Islamic rites.


‘Tunde Abatan
Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor


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