Omofemiwa Ibrahim, mother of billionaire and former PDP gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim has been declared dead after a fire accident that occurred earlier today at her residence, Victoria Garden City (Lagos).
According to Qued, the septuagenarian was pronounced dead by fire fighter who came to put out the fire at the scene. The corpse has now been moved to the morgue.
Recall that Madam Omofemiwa was kidnapped in 2011 by four gun wielding men. The gunmen were said to have told the gateman that they were Mama’s customers and wanted to buy locally made mats. Omofemiwa had just returned from a service at the St. Catholic church, Igbotako where she worshipped till dusk.
Madam Omofemiwa was reported to have been sleeping. Nevertheless, the supposed customers insisted on seeing her personally before making purchase of the mats
However, the story changed when the aged woman came out as the gunmen whisked her away.
The armed men were said to have held her by both hands and threatened to shoot the gateman if he raised any alarm. Worthy of note is that she was kidnapped in Ondo State and was sixty-five as at the time.
The controversial politician argued that the kidnap of his mum was sponsored by former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.
Madam Omofemiwa was recovered five days after the kidnap.
Billonaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim was born on the 24th of February, 1967 to a bricklayer. He was one among 40 children.
Ibrahim worked as a tax consultant in Europe and was a part of the team at Havard who made several tax reforms in Bangladesh. He also owned a justice chambers where he practiced for six years.
He’s held notable positions such as the
- Executive Secretary, African Centre for Policy studies,
- Managing Director, UNICON
- Special Adviser to the first Military governor of Bayelsa State among others
He ventured into politics in 2003 when he ran against former governor of Ondo State, Chief Agagu.