Hon. Asiwaju Yinka Mafe dies on his 46th birthday
Hon. Asiwaju Yinka Mafe has been confirmed dead on the day he celebrated his 46th birthday.
Alhtough details of his death are yet to be ascertained but the ex-lawmaker reportedly complained of chest pain before giving up the ghost while celebrating with his friends and well-wishers.
Earlier on Tuesday, the immediate past Majority Leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, hosted a prayer session conducted by both muslim and christian clerics and also hosted the aged and less-privileged in his country home in Sagamu.
Gateway Gist revealed the birthday plans of Asiwaju Mafe who represented Sagamu Constituency 1 at the State Assembly across two terms between 2011 and 2019.
Meanwhile, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Mafe’s death as “shocking”.
The party, in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, on Wednesday, said APC had lost a vibrant lawmaker and consummate entrepreneur known for his outspokenness.
“While commiserating with the wife, children, the entire family members of the deceased and indeed, the people of Sagamu I state constituency, the APC prays that God will give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.
Yinka Mafe born in Lokoja, spent his early days in Warri, where he had his primary education and later at Igbudu Primary School, Warri, Delta State. He also attended Nana Primary School, also in Warri.
He attended Hussey College, Warri for the beginning of his secondary education and later, Dom Domingos College, also in Warri from where he moved to the University of Benin where he got his law degree(Ll.b) from 1993-1998/99. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos in 2000/2001 as a serving Councillor of Sagamu LG. Mafe was Called to Nigerian Bar in May 2001.
Ashiwaju, as he is fondly called by his people, obtained a Masters Degree in International Business Law from the Cambridge University, England in 2006, where he later got his professional qualifications (College of Law London) as a lawyer in the UK.