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Ex-Kwara council chairman passes away

25 September 2014, 10:03

Kwara - Kareem Adewumi, a one-time Chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, has passes away.

Adewumi, 55, was said to have slumped few minutes after 1p.m. on Wednesday in his residence on Iloffa-Omu-Aran Road, Kwara.

He was rushed to the Omu-Aran General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead on arrival, according to his uncle, Dayo Adewumi.

"We noticed he was struggling to breath and later slumped; we immediately rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"This is shocking and unbelievable; we were together in the morning; he even drove his wife to her shop,” Dayo said.

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The deceased, who hailed from Ile-Ire in Omu-Aran, was the chairman of the council from 2003 to 2006.

Luqman Owolewa, the current Chairman of the council, described the deceased as a great man, saying that his death was an irreparable loss to the council area and the entire state.

The remains of the ex-chairman have been buried in his residence according to Islamic rites.

He is survived by his wife, Yemi, and children.

-  NAN

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