Tuesday, 1 November 2016


A tribute to my brother:Akeem Olakunle Ajimotokan.1978-2016...BY Akinsuli Bamidele

"I woke up the early hours of today with the sad news of your death.Kunle,immediately tears rolled down my eyes because a great brother from another mother is gone.

Kunle,for many years you fought death after the sad incident of your attacked by a certain Barion Blake on the 25th of january2011 in the city of New York which was reported by CNN,Wall street journal and many media houses in America.You never came out of that cruel attack by Barion Blake and finally passed away from this sinful world yesterday.

Kunle,the big dream you never had the opportunity to shared with many of us your big brothers,family friends and colleagues are gone forever.

In your life time you were full of life,very brilliant and intelligent,of all the Ajimotokans you were exceptional friendly and accommodating, willing to learn and be the best in all you do.

I remembered sometimes in 2009 I made up my mind to serve my people in Agege Local Government politically,Kunle you were one of the few people I discussed my plans with because of the many discussions we had in the past on governance.You gave me the support and encouragement,wishing me the very best.

I remembered when my first daughter was born you sent a box load of dresses to her and congratulated me on the arrival of my daugther.I am not sure you had the opportunity of meeting with her in your life time.

The leadership skills in you was developed together while growing up during our youth days hanging out with big brothers especially the Akowonjo gangs,i am sure as an attorney working with West New York University you would have exhibited the leadership qualities over there as well.

I was always proud of you as my hood boy from Agege and I was very sure if not for death you would have contributed positively to our society.

Kunle,since your death was announced this morning alot of condolences has been written about you but non has touched me more than the Akowonjo crew that knew you back then,Kunle its goodnight from us all.

Bolaji& Abiodun Ajimotokan
Tayo Alalade & family,Dayo Adeoye(Opi),Kehinde&Taiwo Akinsola(Fingo),Kola Lawal,Lekan Adeyemi(cystal Hospital)Moji Bilesomi(mrs Bamo)The Shobodes,Akitunde Akiwumi(Ashi) Olumid Fafore(Fafo)Olumide(Blackky) Akinsuli Bamidele(Puri)"

38-year-old Nigerian lawyer, Akeem Olakunle Ajimotokan, who was stabbed in New York, United States, on January 20, 2011, died yesterday at Methodist Hospital, Sugarland, Texas.

Ajimotokan has been in hospital for six years.

The New York Times  reported that Ajimotokan, 33 at the time of the incident, was found by the police in the early hours of January 21, tied up and unconscious in the boot of his car.

He was beaten up and stabbed, his ear partly severed, the paper had reported.

Since then, he has been in a coma. Although it was reported at some point by his brother, a Houston doctor, that he was moving his hands and legs.

It was believed the suspected perpetrator posed as a prospective Internet buyer of his electric blue BMW M3 coupe.

The deceased’s elder brother, Bolaji, who is a politician, described his youngest brother as a brilliant lawyer with a “large heart”.

His funeral holds on Saturday, at 1818 Eldridge Rd, Sugarland, Texas.

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