Prince Supo Adetona Is Dead: Awujale Of Ijebuland Loses Younger Brother
July 21, 2014 – Prince Supo Adetona Is Dead: Awujale Of Ijebuland Loses Younger Brother
Prince Abdul Rasheed Adesupo Adetona,the immediate younger brother of the Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona is dead. He was the only surviving male sibling of the revered monarch.
Prince Adetona died on July 17, at his 3, Tokunbo Omisore street, Lekki Phase one residence in Lagos. He was aged 71, and has been buried according to Islamic rites this afternoon.
Prince Adetona was the founding President of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria, BRIPAN.
Until his death, Prince Adetona was a chartered accountant and a member of the defunct Hope Family,who during the 1999 general elections,pulled out from the then Alliance for Democracy, AD, to joined the All Peoples Party, APP.
A family source revealed that he was hale and hearty before the news of his death this morning. “He just slumped yesterday morning and died”, said a family source.
Ironically, Prince Adetona’s death coincided with the 20th anniversary of his mother’s death.
One of his friends,who does not want his name in print said he spoke with him yesterday for over an hour, only to learn about his death this morning.
“Prince’s death was still a shock to me,we spoke for over an hour yesterday and he explained how he planned to remember his mother,who clocked 20 years that she died today. He even planned to pay for a full page advertorial in some newspapers and we talked about many other things and just last night, I was told that he had died, just like that, is that how someone dies? “, the old man said.
Prince Supo Adetona was a devoted Muslim in his lifetime. He also supported the cause of Islam both in Nigeria and overseas.
He is survived by a wife and a son.