Chief Akanni Aluko, a well-known businessman and proprietor of the now-defunct Third Eye Newspapers, passed away just a few weeks before turning 79.
Aluko passed away at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday morning, a family source confirmed to ANAEDOONLINE
The source also verified that Aluko suffered a cerebrovascular condition, or stroke, for a period of time.
Aluko, who was a trained Geologist, hailed from Ilesha, Osun State, where he was also installed as a high chief in the community.
Earlier in March, the Court of Appeal upheld the forfeiture of his assets to the Federal Government which were relinquished over alleged corruption and money laundering.
An Abuja mansion valued at $18 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was among the assets seized.
He was the father of the Co-Chief Officer and an Executive Director of Atlantic Energy, Kola Aluko.
Chief Aluko would have turned 79 on July 22, 2022.
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