Palpable fear yesterday gripped officials of Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State following the death of the council chairman, Augustine Adeoye Arogundade, barely few days after the Secretary to the Local Government (SLG), Alhaja Tawakalitu Abiodun Ayilara died after a short illness, fueling rumours of coronavirus attack at the council secretariat. He was reported to have been sick briefly before his death at an unnamed hospital.
The death was announced yesterday by the Lagos state conference of Local Government and local Council Development Area.
Chairman (Conference 57), Mrs. Omolola Essien, prayed to God almighty to forgive all his wrong doing and granting him eternal passage to paradise. She disclose the death as a sad incident.
Chairman of the Agege Local Government Area, Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi, has also condole with Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA over the death of the council chairman.
Meanwhile, Local Government workers in Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA are gripped with fear following the death of Arogundade, which comes exactly 10 days after the council lost its Secretary to the government (SLG), Ayilara. A worker of the LCDA who spoke under the condition of anonymity involved an intensive investigation into the deaths.
According to her, ‘Sudden deaths at this era , especially 10 days after we lost Alhaja may be a very suspicious one. People die, we all know that, but i feel the govt must specialise in Agbado/Oke-Odo LCDA. I don’t know what to mention but since the news broke, I even have received over four calls from other workers who are already scared.
‘You know the world is fighting coronavirus which is where most of the people are thinking along. one among the callers specifically said that workers within the LCDA should undergo coronavirus test as there seems to be fire on the mountain.’
Another worker, who described himself as ‘very on the brink of the late chairman’, disclosed that he would immediately self-isolate as he’s a family man who wouldn’t want to endanger his family members. When asked if he was certain about the explanation for the recent deaths, he said he was only taking ‘precautions’.