Father of Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Prince Jimoh Kareem-Orelope has died at the age of 101 on Thursday.
A statement from the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Tunde Abatan said Pa Kareem-Orelope was born to Akeja Oniyanru and Olugbede Royal families of Lagos State on the 25 February 1913.
The statement read: “The death has been announced of a devout Islamic and community leader and politician in Lagos State, Alhaji Prince Jimoh Kareem-Laka Orelope.
The statement said Pa Jimoh Laka would be remembered for his philanthropic gestures to the less privileged and his commitment to community development and the propagation of the Islamic faith.
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A politician of high repute, he is survived by wife, children, grand children and great grandchildren, among who is the incumbent deputy governor of Lagos state, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.
Pa Laka will be buried today (Friday) in accordance with Islamic rites.may his soul; rest in peace.Amen