The Covid-19 pandemic on Wednesday claiming billionaire businessman and legal icon, Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade. According to family sources, he died in Lagos at a private hospital accredited to manage the killer virus. He was 61.

According to family sources, the socialite died on Wednesday at an isolation facility in Lagos.

He was born on April 2, 1956, to the family of late Babatunde Akin-Olugbade, Balogun of Owu and a wealthy businessman.

Bolu holds the traditional title of the aare ona- kankanfo of Owu kingdom.

He was a lawyer and his business interest include property development, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, maritime and offshore services and investment banking.

He attended Corona School, King’s College, Lagos and London University.

Akin-Olugbade had his master’s degree in law at University of California and obtained his doctorate degree in company law at Cambridge University.

In a Twitter post, Gbenga Adeyinka, a popular comedian, mourned the deceased.

“Haaaaaaaaaa! Death Why? EGBON REST IN PEACE. Bolu Akin-Olugbade, son of Chief Babatunde Akin-Olugbade, Balogun of Owu, the traditional Prime Minister. RIP @ Lagos, Nigeria,” he wrote.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan, said, “He was an achiever per excellence. One of the foremost citizens of Owu kingdom which is the same kingdom former president came from.

“Ogun State will definitely miss him, his achievements both in professional and social circle.

“We as a state ask on behalf of the family for the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

“We condole with every citizen of Ogun State, particularly those of Owu Kingdom for this very major loss.”

Known for his love for Rolls Royce.

Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade
Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade

Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade was the Aare Onakakanfo of Owu Kingdom and had massive business interests spanning property development, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, maritime and offshore services and investment banking.