The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP in Ipokia local government area of Ogun state, Alhaji Saruku Suraju, has died in a hotel in the town of Ipokia. He was aged 68.
His death at De Lovers Hotel on Friday night has triggered a number of conspiracy theories. It also caused for the conferment of an Islamic chieftaincy title on him at the town’s central mosque, to be postponed.
He was to be turbaned on Saturday as Giwa Adinni of Ibatefin Central Mosque, but the ceremony had to be postponed indefinitely.
According to family sources he died around 9:00pm on Friday and he was buried on Saturday, according to Islamic rites.
“Yes,he died at De Lover hotel. What I know was that,his party, PDP was going to have the final meeting of those to be elected as officers of the party in their forthcoming Congress.
“He was on his way to the meeting when they said,a lady called him on his phone and asked him to join her in the hotel. It was his body that was later taken out from the hotel with series of speculations flying around.
“Some people said he was strangled to death by unknown people,while some said he was killed by a chemical substance which he inhaled via a handkerchief. What all these means is that his death may have a political undertone.
“We were told that he had a misunderstanding with someone in the party over the chairmanship seat,as he wanted to return to the office while other candidates are coming out”.
There were also speculations that he died of Magun, certain death arising if a man makes love to a charmed woman.
The PDP chieftain had three wives in his lifetime. But none was living with him at the time of his death.The man was staying alone without any woman living with him as at the time he died, TheNews reports.