Barr. Tajudeen Jaiye Alabi, the former Executive Secretary of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and Past President of Rotary Club of Ewu Tuntun, District 9110, reportedly slumped and died yesterday, at an eatery in Mushin, Lagos State.
The former local council boss who has since been buried according to Islamic rites, was suspected to have died of a heart attack. The late man’s brother, Abiodun Sadiq Alabi, who spoke to newsmen, said his brother showed no sign of ill health yesterday morning when he set out for the day’s activity, after dropping off his son in his school.
“I am still in shock. He had hardly taken a spoonful of the meal he ordered when he started shouting ‘my head, my head’ and then slumped on his seat. In fact, the son he dropped off returned from school to meet a crowd of sympathizers at home and couldn’t believe that his father is no more.”
Guardian reports that among the callers at his burial was the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Chief Henry Ajomale; Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Abdul-Lateef; chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Monsuru Obe; president, Rotary Club of Ewutuntun, Victor Olutade Olowo; and former House of Representatives member, Hakeem Abiodun Muniru.
Kehinde Bamigbetan, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and former chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, who said he received the news of Alabi who succeeded him in office at Ejigbo with a heavy heart, in his statement wrote; “My heart and prayers remain with the Alabi family and the people of Ejigbo LCDA in this time of grief”.
The deceased, a legal practitioner, grassroots politician and committed humanitarian, would be remembered for offering free legal service to two journalists attacked by thugs at the secretariat of Sagamu Local Government Area in Ogun State, in November 2012.