Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Saraki Dies After Five Years Battle With Cancer
Second Republic Senate Leader, Dr. Olusola Saraki, died on Wednesday after a five-year battle with cancer. Saraki, who died in his 42 Cameron Road, Ikoyi, Lagos home, was 79 years.
Olaolu, his youngest son, spoke to reporters at his father’s residence as the deceased was being prepared to be flown to Ilorin, Kwara State, for burial.
His remains were later interred at his Ilofa, Ilorin home at about 6.20pm.
Olaolu said the former Senate Leader died “peacefully”.
He said, “My father was very comfortable at his last moments. He was actually fine this morning but he had been battling with cancer for about five years. He was ill for a while but he recovered.
“He died around 6am after he had said his prayers. He was with my mother, brother and two sisters at the time he died.”