Steve Onishola, elder brother of late actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi, has been pronounced dead.
Coming barely two days after his sister’s death, the 71-year-old is said to have died after a brief illness.
According to a statement released by the Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin where the deceased served as their technical director of the Coach Steve, passed away in Ilorin on Thursday afternoon.
The statement reads, “We regret to announce the death of Coach Steve Onishola, the technical director of the club.
“Coach Steve, passed away in Ilorin on Thursday afternoon after a short illness, aged 71.”
Chairman, Kwara State Basketball Association Joseph Adeyemo also confirmed the death in a statement quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria.
“We’re very sad by this unfortunate incident; in fact we can’t find the right word to use.
“Coach Steve was the symbol of basketball in Kwara. He was one of the most brilliant coaches of the game in Nigeria.
“The entire basketball family extends its deepest condolences to the family and love ones of the late coach,” Adeyemo said.
Onishola was manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed technical director.
He was part of the Falcons’ team that secured promotion to the elite division in 2013.
The deceased was also a member of the silver-winning team in the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League.