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Veteran Broadcast Journalist, Adio Amusa Dies Aged 68 Years

An Abeokuta based Veteran Broadcast Journalist, Adio Amusa, populary called Awikonko at the weekend died following a recurring leg pain.

Late Alhaji Adio Amusa

Africanoutlookonline reliably gathered that the 68 year old was reported  to have died in an hospital in Abeokuta, when he went on a routine check on his leg injury which he sustained years back while in pursuit of some armed robbery suspects.

 

The  acclaimed fearless broadcast journalist became famous through his program, Awikonko which he used to tackle armed robbers and other evildoers in the society for years.

 

Speaking to our correspondent, a family member, Yemi Akintunde who confirmed the death, said he (Amusa) had about a month ago complained of pain from the point of a leg injury which he sustained years back while pursuing some armed robbers.  According to Yemi, "He died early this morning (Saturday) at 68. He was not actually sick but about a month ago he complained of pain from the point of a leg injury which he sustained years back while pursuing some armed robbers."

Alhaji Chief Adio Amusa (left and in right picture) receiving an award of excellency from the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society, Abeokuta Branch on April 6th, 2014

Akintunde added, "He had gone to the hospital for this continued routine with the support of a walking stick. The pain is said to have grown worse, becoming aggravated yesterday and he just died this morning."

 

The late journalist until his death, was the founder of the Egba Anti Vice Committee known as Awikonko Boys which routed robbers out of Abeokuta in conjunction with the police. His program on Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, Awikonko is a household affair, which is known as crime fighter and able to checkmate criminals.

 

He retired from service at the Federal Ministry of Trade, before working as a freelance broadcaster with the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation, OGBC, Ogun State Television, OGTV and Radio Nigeria. He was the publisher of Ayekooto Magazine, and a dedicated member of the National Association of Seadogs.