Facts are begining to emerge regarding the alleged suicide of an Egba High Chief and close associate of former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Apagun Oluwole Olumide. He was said to have committed suicide on Friday night as some relatives that spoke to LEADERSHIP were of the view that his death might not be ordinary.
A source close to the family who spoke on conditions of anonymity said Olumide might have committed suicide in view of the trouble facing him from different angles.
He said the late high Chief was one of the beneficiaries of the alleged corrupt actions of the former Governor Gbenga Daniel which prompted his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,.
“He was detained by the Commission and was just released on that Friday evening when he came back to Abeokuta to commit suicide” the source said.
An unconfirmed report has it that he was highly cooperative during his brief detention as EFCC prepared to slam fresh fraud charges against the former governor. Chief Apagun Olumide, it was learnt, would have been a key witness for the EFCC on the financial fraud involving the former Governor.
Our source also revealed that another factor might be his recent travails with Ogun State Government
The late Apagun had been at the receiving end of land and property seizure by the Amosun administration.