Dapo Ojora, a socialite and brother-in-law to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is dead.
The 58-year-old who was also known for playing polo, allegedly shot himself in his Lagos home on Friday evening. But state police spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi said it was too early to conclude that Ojora took his own life.
Adejobi urged the public to disregard media reports blaming the death on suicide and wait for the police to finish investigating the matter.
Reports had it that Ojora, who was one of the sons of business guru, Otunba Adekunle Ojora, shot himself in the head.
An online newspaper, The Street Journal, reported that the socialite’s death may not be unconnected to the marital problems with his wife, Patricia, a lawyer and an entrepreneur.
Reports had it that the couple’s relationship got strained a few years ago and they both decided to go their separate ways for undisclosed reasons.
“His marital woes were a huge blow to him especially because of the love he shared with his wife, Patricia. And much as he tried to put up a brave face, his marriage problems were too hard for him to handle as he couldn’t bear to lose his loving wife,” The Street Journal wrote.
The couple, however, reconciled last year when they hosted the crème de la crème to the wedding of their daughter, Tara, in their family house in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Mourning the deceased on his Twitter handle, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, described him as a trailblazer.
He wrote, “Devastated to hear about the passing of my brother Dapo Ojora just 9 years after we lost Gbegi his older brother. I knew Daps for 50 years & we played polo together. He was one of the kindest souls that I ever had the honour of being close to. He was a trailblazer! RIP brother.”