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Things Fall Apart! Nobody Knows Grief Like Former Beauty Queen, Helen Prest…Why Her Lover’s Children Are Fighting Dirty.

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Things Fall Apart! Nobody Knows Grief Like Former Beauty Queen, Helen Prest…Why Her Lover’s Children Are Fighting Dirty.

Things Fall Apart! Nobody Knows Grief Like Former Beauty Queen, Helen Prest…Why Her Lover’s Children Are Fighting Dirty.
May 16
09:08 2020

Yes, things fall apart in the household of late Dr Tosin Ajayi. The centre cannot hold again amid his vain and raucous clan. Trouble looms above the homestead of the late millionaire businessman as his 5 children, wife and extended family members slug it out in a no holds barred contest for the cause of his death. So dire and shattering is the noise of their conflict that their friends and associates cringe at the mere thought of it. 

Yes, when her husband, the late founder and Medical Director of First Foundation Medical Limited, Lagos, Dr. Tosin Ajayi, died some weeks ago, the former beauty queen, Helen Prest-Ajayi wept and poured out her grief like an opera conductor dreaming in a Handelian mist. She raved and ranted about her loss, tearing and tugging at her hair, leaving her beautiful daughter to pacify her. 

However, Helen is currently embroiled in trouble over the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband. The five children of the deceased have started taking steps to unravel the circumstances behind the death of their father and the missing of some vital documents of their father’s business empire.

In a letter written to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, the children called for the investigations of Dr. Ajayi’s death and demanded the vital documents said to have been missing after the man’s demise as they suspected a foul play. The late Dr. Ajayi was said to have begun a relationship with Helen Prest over a decade ago.
The children claimed that Helen was never legally married to their father, and that the marriage between him and their mother was never dissolved.

A source in the family said, “The five children are all accomplished. Two of them are medical doctors, while the others are also successful and well educated in their own right.
They kept in touch with their father regularly, but he became unreachable apparently when he got sick and was possibly in hospital by then.“Weeks before his death, he was no longer answering phone calls and they got worried.
Helen took him to hospital without the knowledge of any of the children. She was the first to know about his demise and never informed any of them.
“According to the children, they reliably learnt that their dad had been in hospital for about four weeks prior to his demise. They only got to know after he had passed away but not from Helen.“We were told that after his death, Helen went to his First Foundation office in Ikeja and made away with some items.”
The children were allegedly barred from viewing his corpse, which was deposited in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital’s private mortuary.
The family source added that; “The children tried to see their father’s corpse and made arrangements with Helen. For a whole week, it was one story after the other; so, they decided to go to the mortuary themselves.

When contacted on the telephone, Helen said she was still mourning her husband and would not be able to speak. Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has reportedly confirmed the steps being taking by the children of the deceased.
“It is true. We have written a letter to demand a coroner’s inquest. The children want to know the circumstances surrounding the death of their father. That is all I can say for now,” Falana said.


The late Dr Ajayi was a wealthy physician and businessman, and had interests in many companies. He first came into prominence in October 1986 when he tried to save the late publisher of the Newswatch magazine, Dele Giwa, after a parcel bomb exploded on him.
A family friend of the Ajayis said that the deceased and his wife, Oluyemisi, a retired Chief Nursing Officer with the Lagos State Government, were legally married for over 45 years even though they were estranged as of the time of his death

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