The Ibadan residence of the late former governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Agagu, located in Bodija has been deserted by members of the Agagu family and sympathizers.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), police officers guarding the residence said members of the family are now in Lagos.
“Papa died in Lagos and that is why all his family members are not in Ibadan. We are the only ones in the house for now,” the policeman said.
In related news, prominent Ibadan politicians are showering encomiums on the late politician. Chief Lekan Balogun, a PDP chieftain, described Agagu’s death as a tragic loss to the nation.
“He was a gentleman, a politician and an intellectual of note, whose contributions would be strongly missed,” he said.
Chief Dejo Raimi, former Secretary to the Oyo State Government asked the family to clarify the circumstances surrounding his death.
“He was not suffering from any chronic disease. I think I will seek clarification from the family whether the death was sudden or expected.
“It is most sad that I have heard up to seven deaths within 48 hours after I celebrated my 80th birthday on earth,” Raimi said.