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EDO STATE BILLIONAIRE IDAHOSA OKUNBO DIES IN LONDON, AGE 63

Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, the Nigerian billionaire who got muddled up in Edo politics in its last election, is dead.



He was 63.

He died today in London, according to a report first published by The Boss newspaper.
Okunbo was said to have been battling a protracted illness before his death.


DCO Global News
Published on August 8, 2021
By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka


The cause of death may be connected with cancer, the report said,, we were told that his passing maybe be related to the effects of his long battle with cancer.

Idahosa Wells Okunbo was a business magnate, investor, philanthropist and trained commercial pilot.



Okunbo had his primary education at Government Primary in Benin City.

He went to Federal Government College,Warri for his secondary education.

Then he studied at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria, Kaduna State, and became a professional commercial pilot at the age of 21.


He also attended ACME School of Aeronautics, Fort Worth Texas in 1983, where he obtained an Airline Transport Pilot License.

Upon graduation, Okunbo became a professional commercial pilot, and was made a captain in 1983 at the age of 25. He was a flight captain with Intercontinental Airlines for about two years, then was employed by Okada Airlines for three years.

In 1988, he retired from piloting at the age of 30, having logged over 7,000 hours of flight time, and ventured into private business.

Okunbo established Hoslyn Ventures Nigeria Ltd. a company that was involved with procurement in the Nigerian petroleum sector and from their he began to flourish.




By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka

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