Nigeria’s top socialite, Chief Mrs. Adunni Bankole, a wife to a prominent Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party leader, is dead. She died early Saturday, on her daughter’s wedding day, according to sources close to the family.
Late Mrs. Bankole, a stepmother to Nigeria’s former House of Representative speaker, Dimeji Bankole, was until her death the Iyalode of Gbaguraland in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Before the news of her death this morning, Mrs. Bankole was reported to have suffered a heart attack a few years ago and was hospitalized at the Emergency Ward of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, resulting in her rare appearance at many high profile parties afterwards.
The family is yet to issue a statement on news of her death.