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How Asiwaju’s Family Learnt About His Death

How Asiwaju’s Family Learnt About His Death


The family of Michael Asiwaju who was reported to have committed suicide on Sunday only learned about his death through the news reports.

His brother, Segun Akintola, who spoke to Punch, revealed that he was alerted to the news by a friend, after which he rushed to a newsstand to get a copy of the newspaper.

He revealed that Asiwaju, who allegedly drank the insecticide Sniper after being accused of rape on Twitter, is the last child of the family and his real name is Dare Akintola. He said:

I was at home when a friend called me and drew my attention to a publication in Saturday PUNCH. He said my brother was reported to have killed himself and that his picture was on the paper. I rushed to the bus stop to get the paper. After reading it, I went to inform our family members.

When I called his (Asiwaju’s) line, a policeman picked the call. He asked me to come to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Panti. On getting there, the policeman said my brother’s corpse had been deposited in the morgue. He took me and some family members to the morgue to check the corpse.

Read the full story on Punch.

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