23rd December, 2010
By Jamiu Yisa
The first wife of the late Lagos Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Assisting Secretary,Tunde Balogun, has described the death of her husband as mysterious.
The deceased was among other members of the party who were sworn in as newly re elected executive members of the party last Thursday.
Babalola was said to have fallen sick on Friday and was rushed to a hospital. He was discharged the following day butÂ died at the early hours of Sunday.
P.M.NEWS reliably gathered that his sickness got worst on Saturday evening, when he started vomiting black substance till about 4.a.m on Sunday before heÂ died.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS at their residence at 18, Ogundimu Street, Off Abiodun Street, Somolu, Lagos, Mrs. Bola Balogun said that the ACN political leaderâ€™sÂ death was unfortunate, adding that the cause of his death is clearer to God almighty.
The mother of four described her late husband as a gentle, friendly and accommodating man.
â€œActually, he doesnâ€™t eat outside, but when his health got worst on Saturday evening andÂ started vomiting black substance, we saw the traces of food in it.Â I guess he must have got carried awayÂ and ate with some people when he was elected.
His elder sister, Mrs. Olatundun Ajayi, told P.M.NEWS that it was as if the late politician had a premonition of his death. She said her later brother askedÂ her to come to Lagos about 10 days ago which was unusual of him.
â€œHe was very homely and accommodating fellow. He was not greedy. We were the only ones left out of the seven children our mother gave birth to but look atÂ what happened now. He has left and gone,â€ she cried.
Meanwhile, the late politician’s pregnant second wife could not comment about her husbandâ€™s death as she kept crying throughout the interview with ourÂ reporter.