A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, on Saturday died in a South African hospital after a long battle with a terminal disease said to be brain tumour. He was 66 years old.
One of the deceased’s brothers, Professor Oladapo Ashiru, confirmed the death to our correspondent on Saturday night.
He said, “It is true. He died at about five minutes to 6pm today.”
The Professor of Anatomy/Consultant Reproductive Endocrinologist said Olugbenga’s death was a great shock to the Ashiru family.