A former Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Ondo State, Alhaji Abbas Aidi, yesterday, reportedly slumped and died at a cyber cafe in Akure. He was said to have died after receiving an important letter that he had been expecting for a long time, though it could not be confirmed what the letter was about from family source who kept sealed mouth over his death.
The late Alhaji Aidi was a commissioner for Lands under the late Chief Adebayo Adefarati administration in the state. Family source said that the politician was hale and hearty till yesterday morning as he was said to have driven himself to a cyber cafe in Akure metropolis before he reportedly slumped and died.
Vanguard gathered that he was waiting to receive some letters sent to him via his mail to be printed when the unexpected happened to him. It was learnt that while the cafe administrator was busy printing the letters the politician reportedly developed some complications. Vanguard was told that the former Commissioner slumped after collecting the letters from the cafe administrator. He was said to have been rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead by medical experts.
Late Aidi haailed from Ikare area in Akoko South West area of the state and had worked as a banker for many years in Kaduna and Kano states before he ventured into politics. The deceased has been buried according to Islamic rites at his hometown, Ikare-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area.