My dad is hale and hearty, says daughter of ex-Oyo NURTW strongman, “Tokyo”

The daughter of the former chairman of the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Temitope Akinsola has debunked news flying around that his father, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola popularly called Tokyo is dead, saying her dad is hale and hearty.

Temitope’s declaration came on the heels of social media reports that the strongman of the NURTW in Oyo State died on Friday after a brief illness.

Refuting the death rumour in a Facebook post, Temitope Akinsola wrote, ” Dear loved ones, Alhaji Akinsola Tokyo is in robust good health. Please kindly debunk any false news.”

She also shared a short video of her father at a place that appears to be one of the rooms at his Akobo, Ibadan residence.

Following his rumoured death, Alhaji Tokyo reportedly called into a live radio programme on Fresh FM, Ibadan to clear the air.

Tokyo, as he is popularly called, gained prominence and notoriety from 1999 until the administration of the former governors of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja and Adebayo Alao Akala, a period marked by the political instrumentalization of violence in the Pacesetter State.

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