Insight has been provided into how the representative of Kosofe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Braimoh, contracted Coronavirus Disease, which had been identified as the cause of his death.
The news of the lawmaker’s death was broken in the early hours of Friday.
Victor Akande, representing Ojo Constituency I, confirmed his demise to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.
Akande noted that his death was shocking because the late Braimoh was always cautious of his health status.
He said: “It is true that we lost Tunde Braimoh.
“I could not sleep since 1am when I learnt about his demise.
“He is one of those who never toyed with health matters.
“Highly cautious and will always maintain strict adherence to all medical counsels from the appropriate quarters as it concerns prevention of this spread of COVID-19 scourge.
“He would be sorely missed.
“He was such a fine breed whose impact will ever remain a point of reference.”
Also, Hakeem Sokunle, Chairman, House Committee on Health, said the late Braimoh might have died of COVID-19 and it was possible he had contracted it from late Senator Bayo Osinowo, popularly known as Pepperito, with whom he was a close confidant.
Sokunle said: “We have been battling it for a while now before his sudden demise.
“It is so sad we eventually lost him.
“It is assumed he may have likely contracted the virus from late Pepperito, with whom you are much aware he was a close confidant.
“It is confirmed he died of COVID-19.”
The deceased, until his sudden death, was the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Security and Strategy.
Braimoh who made copious contributions to state developmental policy debates on the floor of the House.