Enoch Ajiboso, a former commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State, has died while presiding over a peace meeting between Muslim groups in Osun.
It was gathered that Ajiboso, who was also a former chairman of Agege Local Government slumped while settling a rift over the choice of a Chief between Muslim communities in Inisa town.
A community chief, Adetoyi Abimbola, who confirmed the incident, said the the former commissioner and Eesa of Inisa, while urging the warring factions to embrace peace, suddenly collapsed and was rushed to a hospital.
According to Abimbola, the deceased checked his blood pressure and drove himself to the meeting on December 20, 2020.
“We did not know that such could happen to him because he checked his blood pressure and it was like 110,” he said.
“He tried to pacify the factions in the crisis and was very philosophical. He was pleading with both parties to be calm and see the outcome being peaceful. It was along the line that he slumped and was rushed to the hospital. It all happened inside the town hall. I sat next to him.
“It amused us all. He was humble and a role model for us all.”
Confirming the incident, the police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the deceased was rushed to a hospital when he collapsed and was confirmed dead shortly after.
Opalola further confirmed that the late chief was presiding over a peace meeting between Muslim groups in Inisa when he collapsed.