Edo State-born politician, philanthropist and business mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbo is dead.
According to an authoritative source who spoke to TheNewsGuru (TNG),Okunbo died after a long battle with cancer.
63-year-old Captain Hosa who is one of the wealthiest men from Edo state reportedly died on Saturday night, August 7th at a hospital in London.
He moved to London in August 2020 to receive treatment for his ailment where he was told he had less than 9 months to live. He died 12 months later.
Captain Hosa is survived by wife, Nosa Okunbo, and children.
Recall that earlier this year, Okunbo's family dispelled his rumored death during his routine medical checkup in the United Kingdom.
The statement released at the time by Dr Tinyan Okunbo on behalf of the family reads:“We hereby condemn the rumour that originated from the pit of hell. We state unequivocally that Capt. Hosa Okunbo is well, hale and hearty. God will judge the persons who take delight in peddling fatal wishes on the innocent.
“We take solace in the fact that similar rumours in the past were spread of great men who had always proved the evil intentions of the wicked hearts wrong and invariably lived beyond their expectations.
“Nigerians have not forgotten the case of a former Nigeria’s President, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, from whose case we now draw inspiration that Capt. Hosa Okunbo will live to the fullness of his age and beyond, in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”