Frederick Fasehun

Nigerian medical doctor, hotel owner and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress Dr. Frederick Fasehun was born on September 21, 1935 and died on December 1, 2018.

Fasehun was a student of science at the Blackburn College and furthered his education at Aberdeen University College of Medicine.

Fasehun also studied at the Liverpool Postgraduate School after which he had a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Fasehun studied acupuncture in China under a joint World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Development Scholarship Program, in 1976.

He set up an Acupuncture Unit at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), in 1977.

In 1978, Fasehun resigned and immediately set up the Best hope Hospital and Acupuncture Centre in Lagos.

The Acupuncture Centre once gained him a reputation as Africa’s first for the Chinese medical practice.

The OPC was a Yoruba-based organization formed to actualize the annulled mandate of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, a Yoruba who won the presidential election of 12 June 1993 but was barred from office.

He served in prison for 19 months from December 1996 to June 1998 during the military rule of Sani Abacha, only ending 18 days after Abacha’s death.

Fasehun died at Intensive Care Unit of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos.

Frederick Fasehun passed away at 83 years old.

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