How Lagos Socialite, Adunni Bankole Died
Facts have emerged on how the step-mother of the former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. (Hon.) Dimeji Bankole, Mrs. Adunni Bankole died.
The woman was said to have died of a heart-related illness after reportedly falling into a coma for five days.
She was said to have been ill for over a month, and had been under medical attention.
Adunni, who was one of the wives of the astute businessman and politician, Chief Alani Bankole, reportedly died in her mother’s house in Mende area of Maryland in Lagos on Saturday January 3rd at 6:05am.
The celebrated philanthropist died almost three months to her 56th birthday (March 29).
Adunni, who was the Iyalode of Gbagura, was expected to give her second daughter, Mopelola, out in marriage on the day she died.
She only witnessed the introduction ceremony.
However, the wedding ceremony held, but we learnt that the news of her demise was not made known to families and guests who had gathered to witness the ceremony.
The husband of the deceased could not wait till the end of the programme.
Adunni who was a socialite and a businesswoman had once operated a household care product store, Sublime Group, at Opebi, Ikeja in Lagos, before relocating it to Ogba Retail market.
Sources said this was not the first time she fell into coma. She was said to have suffered the same fate for four days in September 2011, but she was revived at the intensive care unit of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Her marriage to Bankole, who’s the Asipa of Egbaland was blessed with four children —Toyin, Mopelola, Layiwola jnr, and Adesola.
She is survived by her 79 year-old mother.
The late Adunni was said to have moved to her Ikorodu home not too long ago, having allegedly parted ways with her husband.