By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
A family member of the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahaab Adegbenro, has said the Commissioner operated a patient on Monday at his private hospital, Crown Hospital, at Odo Ikoyi on Monday.
During the operation, he was said to have suddenly fainted and he was quickly attended to.
“Since Monday, we noticed he has not been himself, not until this afternoon that he came from office unexpectedly and rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he died,” a close family member said.
Residents were seen mourning his death with many testifying to his good character and conduct.
Adegbenro was born on 5th June 1955 at Ilara-mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State. After his elementary education at Muslim Primary School, Ilara-mokin, between 1962 and 1967, Wahab attended Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure; and the University of Benin, Benin City.
He established Crown Hospital, Akure where he was the Chief Medical Director. Wahab was appointed the Vice-Chairman, Ondo State Committee on Sports for the Disabled from 1997 to 1999; and later chairman of the Committee from 1999 to 2002.
He was a Director, Ondo State Waste Management Board from 1999 to 2002 before he was appointed a Commissioner in Ondo State and was in charge of Culture and Tourism and later Ministry of Health.
Before his death, he was the Chairman, Ondo State Council of All Progressives Congress (APC) Muslim Members.