Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo State, died, according to a family relative.
The late Alao-Akala returned to Ogbomoso on Tuesday from Abuja, where he had gone to felicitate with a former Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, on her birthday, according to the source, who requested anonymity.
“He returned from Abuja yesterday (Tuesday) and met with several individuals in the evening,” he said. This morning, he was discovered dead in his room.”
He died in his Ogbomoso residence, according to the source, and his remains were placed at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso morgue.
Alao-Akala was a former Chairman of the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area and a retired police officer.
On the Peoples Democratic Party’s platform, he served as Deputy Governor from 2003 to 2007 and then Governor from 2007 to 2011.
Alao-Akala was born on June 3, 1950, in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area. He attended Osupa Baptist Day School in Ogbomoso before enrolling in Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry in Tamale, Ghana.
This is the third prominent Ogbomosho native to die in the last month.