By Matthew Denis

The Lagos State Police Command has cleared the air as the death of Dapo Ojora, a socialite and brother-in-law of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki generated controversies.

While several online news platforms claimed that the polo buff shot himself dead, family sources said it was a case of accidental discharge.

Dapo, one of the sons of the boardroom guru, Otunba Adekunle Ojora, was said to have shot himself in the head Friday evening, The Street Journal quoted sources as saying.

The elder brother of Saraki’s wife, Toyin, had allegedly escaped death sometime ago when he had a ghastly power bike accident.

The online newspaper reported that his death might be connected to the marital crisis with his wife, Patricia, a lawyer and an entrepreneur.

They started having a strained relationship a few years ago and they both decided to go their separate ways for undisclosed reasons.

“His marital woes were a huge blow to him especially because of the love he shared with his wife, Patricia. And much as he tried to put up a brave face, his marriage problems were too hard for him to handle as he couldn’t bear to lose his loving wife,” The Street Journal wrote.

The couple, however, reconciled last year when they hosted the crème de la crème to the wedding of their daughter, Tara, in their family house in Ikoyi, Lagos.

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, mourned Dapo’s death on Friday via his Twitter handle, @realFFK. He was, however, silent about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Fani-Kayode wrote, “Devastated to hear about the passing of my brother Dapo Ojora just 9 years after we lost Gbegi his older brother. I knew Daps for 50 years & we played polo together. He was one of the kindest souls that I ever had the honour of being close to. He was a trailblazer! RIP brother.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Oluwamuyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Saturday urged the general public to disregard media speculations making waved on the cause of his death until the investigation instituted by the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu to unravel the cause of his death is concluded and the findings made public.

Read the statement below:

DAPO OJORA’S DEATH: POLICE COMMENCE INVESTIGATION, CAUTION AGAINST MEDIA SPECULATIONS.

The Lagos State Police Command has commenced thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one Dapo Ojora, a socialite and Polo Buff, who was alleged to have shot himself in the head on Friday, 11th December, 2020, in his Lagos residence.

The Lagos State Police Command therefore urges the general public to disregard media speculations making waves on the cause of his death until the investigation instituted by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, to unravel the cause of his death is concluded and the findings made public.

The police command condemns all sorts of speculations making round in the media. These are not only unfounded and baseless but could jeopardise police investigation on Dapo’s death.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with the family, friends and business partners of the deceased, assures that police experts in the Homicide Section of the command’s State CID will do the needful on the investigation.