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Gov. Fashola’s Father Buried In Ikoyi Lagos

Lagos was agog on Tuesday as late Alhaji Demola Ibrahim Fashola, father of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola was buried at the Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi.

Late Alhaji Fashola died on Monday.

His final journey home began at his 31, Ladipo Labinjo Street, Surulere, residence where eminent personalities gathered for the lying in state.

His corpse arrived the residence from the mortuary in a black Mercedes Benz jeep at about 11:55am, while the lying in state was held in his honour at the Surulere Senior Secondary School opposite his residence.

Among the early callers at the residence were Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Chief Rasak Okoya, Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas, Alhaji Lateef Okunnu, Subomi Balogun, Surulere Council boss, Tajudeen Ajide, Kayode Opeifa, Joe Igbokwe, Onigbongbo LCDA boss, Babatunde Oke, Representatives of Arewa and Ndigbo, Service Chiefs and members of the State Executive Council, among others

Members of Eko Club, who were present at the lying in state to pay their last respect, described him as a jolly good fellow and prayed for smooth repose of his soul.

The entourage then moved to the Central Mosque in Obalende where prayers were offered.

A Mercedez Benz M350 4matic car belonging to MIC Funerals with the inscription “Alhaji Demola Fashola” conveyed the corpse to the mosque.

Governor Fashola was accompanied by his siblings and close family relatives as they alighted from their vehicles and escorted the corpse on foot from a distance to the mosque.

The interment at the Vaults and Garden was performed in a newly built marble-carved tomb, a stone throw away from where the late Abibat Mogaji, mother of former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was buried.