A leading stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State and the senator representing Lagos East senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Bayo Sikiru Oshinowo is dead.
Unconfirmed report stated that OShinow, a four-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, from 2003 to 2019, before his election into the Senate in 2019, died of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic on Monday morning.
Reports claimed that OShinowo, popularly known in political circles as ‘Pepper,’ tested positive to COVID-19 last week, though it was kept away from the public.
Oshinowo was until his demise the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Industrial and Investment.
As at the time of filing this report, the details of the location of the death and the exact time of his demise were still sketchy.