Frederick Fasehun, OPC founder, dies at 83
Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of Odua Peoples Congress, has died at the age of 83. He was born on September 21st 1935.
Fasehun who turned 83 in September, died on November 30th at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he had been battling an undisclosed ailment.
Fasehun’s death was confirmed by his spokesman, Adeoye Jolaosho.
“It is true, Baba died this morning at the ICU in LASUTH, Ikeja,” he said.
Until his death, he was a medical doctor and hotel owner.
Brief biography of Late Frederick Fasehun
Born on September 21st 1935, Fasehun studied science at Blackburn College and furthered his education at Aberdeen University College of Medicine. He also studied at the Liverpool Postgraduate School after which he had a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons.
The OPC is a Yoruba-based organization formed to actualise the annulled mandate of Chief MKO Abiola, who won the presidential election of 12 June 1993 but was barred from office.
Fasehun was imprisoned for 19 months from December 1996 to June 1998 during the military rule of Sani Abacha.