By Our Reporter
The member representing Kosofe Constituency-ll at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, is dead. He was 59 years old. He was also popularly called ‘Big Daddy’.
Although the cause of his death has not been formally revealed, some of his colleagues fear it could be related to complications arising from COVID-19.
They also suspect he could have gotten it from the late Senator Bayo Osinowo (Pepperito), who also died last month of the disease.
Braimoh, Osinowo’s close friend, was the House Committee Chairman on Information, Security and Strategy, and had contributed to state development policy.
According to one of his colleagues, Hon. Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency-l), who spoke with journalists on phone, the late Braimoh was a very cautious individual whose death made him sleepless.
Akande said: “It is true; I could not sleep since 1a.m., when I learned about his demise. He is one of those who never toyed with his health matters.
“Highly cautious, he will always maintain strict adherence to all medical counsel from the appropriate quarters, as it concerns the prevention of this COVID-19 scourge.
“He would be sorely missed. He was such a fine breed, whose impact will ever remain a point of reference.”
Another colleague, Hon. Hakeem Sokunle, the Chairman, House Committee on Health, hinted that the late Braimoh died of COVID-19 also and might have contracted it from the late Senator Bayo Osinowo, with whom he was a close friend.
According to Sokunle, “We have been battling it for a while now before his sudden demise. It is so sad we eventually lost him.
“It is assumed he may have likely contracted the virus from late Pepperito, with whom, you are much aware, he was a close confidant. It is confirmed he died of COVID-19.”
*Additional report by Vanguard