Shonekan’s Death: Confusion In Ogun As Daughter Speaks On Her Father’s Rumoured Death

Mrs. Basirat Umar-Shonekan, one of the daughters of former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan has debunked the rumoured death of her father.

In a WhatsApp chat with friends in faraway Canada, Umar-Shonekan declared that her father is still hale and hearty as at the time of speaking with her Nigerian friends.

The Nigerian-born Canadian Naval Accountant further explained that she learnt about her father’s death through a Facebook report which compelled her to make phone calls across to Nigeria to authenticate the incident.

Basirat, who later made an internet call to one of her close family friend in Nigeria, Idir Abu, further explained that the entire Shonekan family was highly embarrassed by the internet news.

“To be frank with you, all of us too were very embarrassed by the Facebook report and I had to hurriedly call Nigeria. Although Baba is suffering from sickness usually associated with old age, but I can tell you that my dad is fine”, Basirat told Abu on internet calling.

Mrs. Umar-Shonekan further said that the Ernerst Shonekan’s first born was still with their father in the family’s Lagos house.

Also, a Venerable of the African Church in Surulere, Venerable Folari Shobo who also spoke with Abu in the presence in Abeokuta on phone also confirmed that Chief Shonekan is alive.

Also, in a WhatsApp chat with Abu, Venerable Shobo said: “I am telling you for a fact that Chief Ernest Shonekan is alive. He just came into the country yesterday. It is very sad that junk journalism is thriving in the media these days. I personally heard it on TVC; it brings into disrepute, their news”.

Meanwhile, the rumoured death of former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Shonekan has caused serious confusion within the ancient Egba town of Abeokuta owing to his status as one of the High Chiefs in Egbaland.

An inquiry at the palace of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland indicated that the palace chiefs were also amazed at the spread of the unconfirmed news of Shonekan’s death.

A telephone call to one of the palace chiefs, the Baaroyin of Egbaland, Layi Labode said the palace will soon issue a

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