Ogun Bullion Van Attack: Family Suspects Foul Play In Director’s Murder

Daud Olatunji

The grief-stricken family of the late Director of Finance and Accounts in Ogun state governor’s office, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi, has raised concerns over the circumstances surrounding his death, suspecting foul play in what they describe as a gruesome murder.

Oyekanmi was fatally shot by suspected armed robbers on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the state capital, during an attack on the bullion van he was accompanying.

 The assailants made away with an undisclosed amount of money belonging to the state government.

The deceased’s brother spoke when Governor Dapo Abiodun paid a condolence visit to the family of Oyekanmi in their Abeokuta residence on Thursday.

Expressing their sorrow, the family, through the deceased’s younger brother, Tayo Oyekanmi, emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the incident.

 Tayo described his late brother as a faithful servant of God and highlighted the impact of the tragedy on both the family and their community in Ifonyintedo, Ipokia Local Government Area.

He lamented that his brother’s death has shattered dreams and cut short the destiny of not only members of the family but also members of his community in Ifonyintedo, Ipokia Local Government Area of the state.

He said, the only thing that will console the family is when the killers of his brother are brought to justice.

“How do we serve God again? Taiwo was a faithful servant of God.

“You (Governor Abiodun) have already x-rayed how devastated we are as a family. For us, we believe dreams have been shattered, destiny has been cut short, not just as a family, but in our community in Ifoyintedo.

“I think the only request we will ask of you is to unravel the mystery behind this death.

“There are so many loose ends and so many hanging questions, but we trust in your (Abiodun) capacity to bring whoever that is involved in this dastard act to book within the shortest period of time. That will only console us more”, the deceased’s brother said.

Abiodun while condoling with the family described the deceased as diligent, hardworking, honest and God fearing.

He said that the Governor’s Office and the entire state workforce have been devastated by the killing, assuring that everything possible will be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Governor pledged that his administration would take full responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of the family Oyekanmi left behind.

He vowed that those behind the heinous acts would be fished out for justice.

He described the late accountant as diligent, hardworking, honest, and God-fearing, expressing the profound impact of the loss on the Governor’s Office and the entire state workforce.


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