In what seemed a myth but a reality occurred at Abeokuta, Ogun, as Pa Israel Akojede and his wife, Mama Esther both died a few hours apart having lived together in marriage for 72 years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that their demise occurred at Gbonagun Obantoko area of Abeokuta, had Pa Akojede reported dead around 3 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, while his beloved wife died a few hours later having got the news of her husband’s death.
Pa Akojede, was 103 years, while Mama was 98 years,
The first son of the family aged 70, Mr. Joseph Akojede, who confirmed the deaths, said that though the incident remained a mystery to the family, that it was expected because of the fondness between them.
“Their death is shocking but also expected. What we are thinking is maybe there would have been a short interval because they both loved themselves dearly.
“I have watched them since I was young and I know they are inseparable, they wear the same colour of clothes, have the same belief and always consulted each other for advice