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Lagos Speaker’s Chief Of Staff Loses Prostate Cancer Battle

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

Chief of Staff to the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Olusegun Olushesi has died of prostate cancer in the United States.

Lawmakers in the assembly were left to mourn the deceased, who was the Chief of Staff to the Speaker, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

Lagos Speaker Hon Ikuforiji Adeyemi

He was said to have passed on in North Carolina, USA on Sunday evening after a protracted battle with the deadly disease.

According to the Speaker, Ikuforiji, the late Chief of Staff lost the battle against prostate cancer, which he had been diagnosed of for 13 years, saying that then, “the doctor said his name would go down in history as one of the youngest to be diagnosed of the disease.”

“He had suffered the ailment over a period and as at June this year, the surgeon that had attended to him patted Segun’s wife on a weekend and said: ‘let’s take off the life support system that we have on him.’ But the wife was courageous and hoped he would survive. She said she would not allow his journey to the grave be quickened,” he explained.

According to Ikuforiji, when the surgeon came back the following week, he discovered that Olushesi had been moved to a private room from the intensive care unit of the hospital as his condition had improved.

He said he saw him three days after that and was scared but that the wife told him to thank God since he had survived as his voice was so faint that he had to put his ears so close to hear him speak.

“Just five days ago, when we spoke, he was talking about his return on 6 November and I asked if he had changed and he said he had added weight. We talked about a lot of things and even about people who died in our place of birth and I asked him to stop because he just returned from the land of the dead and we laughed about it.

“I received a call last night at about 10.30 pm and was told he passed on three minutes before the call came,” he lamented, saying he was shocked by the news.

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