Shaka Momoh, the owner of Planet One, a hotel and event centre in Maryland, Lagos, has died of the deadly coronavirus.
News of his demise came to public knowledge after Nigerians took to Twitter to pay tributes to the deceased.
He was said to have died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday, January 14, The Cable reports.
Gboyega Akosile, the chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu also confirmed the development on Twitter.
“Flash: Shaka Momoh, renowned businessman and owner of Planet 1 events and hotels located in Maryland, Lagos is dead. Report says he died this morning from #COVID19 related complications.
“Source: CKN News.”
A human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, also confirmed Shaka’s death on his Twitter page.
“Lost another gem to #Covid19. The last time we spoke it was about our intervention on his case with a financial institution. Now he is no more. Rest In Peace Distinguished Shaka Momoh (Planet One). #CovidIsReal.”