How Akinwunmi Ishola died —Wife

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Widow of renowned playwright and literary giant, Professor Akinwunmi Ishola, who died on Saturday morning, Mrs. Adebola Ishola, has given an insight into the last moment of her late husband.
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Mrs. Ishola at the family residence at Bolajoko Estate, Ibadan where she spoke with newsmen, said the deceased scholar was eaten well until Saturday when he died.
According to the widow: “He had been eating well until Saturday. On Friday, he ate Amala and gbegiri and finished up everything. But on Saturday, i prepared custard for him but he refused taking it and was just thanking me.
“We had a nurse who comes around to bath him and I had to call the doctor to explain to him that he was not eating. So i and the nurse put him on the bed. Shortly after, at exactly 9.30am he gave up the ghost”
Ishola, an  icon, had been sick for over two years due to old age.
He wrote the popular play, Efunsetan Aniwura, when he was a student of the University of Ibadan in 1961,

 

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