Ogbemudia died in Lagos on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the age of 84.

The cause of his death has not yet been officially disclosed but a source told Punch that he battled with diabetes.

“It is confirmed. It happened last night,” a source close to the late Ogbemudia’s family also said.

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He was governor of the Mid-Western State, which was later renamed Bendel State, from 1967–1975.