Former Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel, Loses Brother, Driver Within 24 Hours

By Abimbola Ogunnaike

Twenty four hours  after former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel lost his driver, Toyin Ogunbanwo, who was allegedly killed by a hit-and-run motorist, on Tuesday he also lost his brother, Bishop Simon Oye Daniel

Daniel confirmed the deaths in a series of tweets late Tuesday night.

According to him, Bishop Simon Oye Daniel, who was the Provost, Imperial School of Health Technology, died at the age of 56.

 The former governor, however, did not disclose the cause of Bishop Simon’s death.

In the tweet he titled, “A Season of Deaths: Call for Prayers”, Daniel said the last few days have been a season of deaths, praying God to rise up for the nation and put an end to what he termed the “untimely transitions”.

“This morning the cold hands of death took away my blood brother Bishop Simon Oye Daniel (Aged 56) without notice,” Daniel said,  adding that late on Monday, “one of our Drivers, Toyin Ogunbanwo was killed by a Hit and Run Driver” on his way home after work.

Daniel recalled how he had shared condolences on other close personalities to his family in the last three days, including Late Mrs. Ibidun Ighodalo and the late Senator of Lagos East, Sen. Bayo Osinowo, otherwise known as Pepperito.

While asking God to heal the land, Daniel prayed for their souls to rest in peace.

It would be recalled that a Media Aide to the former Governor, Ayo Giwa, also died on May 10 after a brief illness.


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