According to reports we are monitoring, veteran sports journalist, Deacon Ayo Ositelu has passed on to the great beyond while watching television last night.
The demise of the Ejigbo LCDA Chairman, whose last major public outing was at the November 2, 2012 exhibition match between the Williams sisters (Serena & Venus) at the Lagos Tennis Club, where he acted as compere, was confirmed by family friend and fellow journalist, Kayode Tijani.
He said, “I also first saw it on facebook and immediately put call to his phones, which he did not answer. When I again tried, luckily his wife answered. She said he was watching TV with her and next thing he was dead. It is so sad.” Mr. Tijani said.
Fondly called ‘The Arena’ by peers, Deacon Ositelu among other positions he held, was a Consultant to the Editorial Board of The Guardian Newspaper from 2001 till his sad passing away last night.
Burial plans to be announced by his family.