By Isaac Olamikan, Senior Correspondent, Benin
Information reaching our news desk is that renowned Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Aigbobasimi Oni-Okpaku is dead.
Born on January 25th, 1932, Dr. Oni-Okpaku, aged 87, was a product of Kings College, Lagos, and the University of Birmingham, College of Medicine, United Kingdom.
He was the founder and Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the popular Benoni Hospital, Benin City. He was also one time president of the prestigious Benin Club.
He is survived by his wife, Hon. Justice Funmilayo Oni-Okpaku, former Chief Judge of Edo State, children, grandchildren and several relations.
Funeral arrangements will soon be announced by the family.